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Have you checked out the results from the 2012 Paleo Community Survey?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

The results of this year's paleo survey have been released, and are viewable for free by the public here: http://naturallyengineered.com/blog/2012-paleo-community-survey-results-released/

Does anything from the results stand out to you as particularly interesting?

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on April 07, 2012
at 11:04 PM

This is one of the reasons I'm curious about drilling down in the data. The number may be high, relatively speaking, if it represents lots of folks who identify more as LC than paleo (i.e., the folks Jimmy Moore may have sent to the survey). But at a glance, it also shows that if paleo was LC at one point, it's far less so now.

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on April 07, 2012
at 10:13 PM

Do you think the low-carb number is low or high? I'm thinking it's rather high given the cut-off for low-carb they use, 50 grams. That's ketogenic.

65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

(6082)

on April 07, 2012
at 07:15 PM

I'll see if I can dig through the data and look at correlations.

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7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on April 07, 2012
at 04:32 PM

David, thanks for doing the survey. The findings I thought interesting were the number of female respondents (56%), how few folks were strict (23%), how just under half were actually low-carb (49%), and how few claimed to be doing paleo for weight (23%)

I'd be curious about some cross-tabs ... such as are the strict folks more or less carb?

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on April 07, 2012
at 10:13 PM

Do you think the low-carb number is low or high? I'm thinking it's rather high given the cut-off for low-carb they use, 50 grams. That's ketogenic.

65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

(6082)

on April 07, 2012
at 07:15 PM

I'll see if I can dig through the data and look at correlations.

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on April 07, 2012
at 11:04 PM

This is one of the reasons I'm curious about drilling down in the data. The number may be high, relatively speaking, if it represents lots of folks who identify more as LC than paleo (i.e., the folks Jimmy Moore may have sent to the survey). But at a glance, it also shows that if paleo was LC at one point, it's far less so now.

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on April 07, 2012
at 10:17 PM

Not super surprised about the female respondents- I have done a lot of surveys for stats classes and such, and females are always (ALWAYS) the majority of responders, regardless of the topic, where data is collected, how data is collected etc. I don't think it necessarily represents the composition of the population, just that there seems to be something about the female gender that likes to respond to surveys (or something that is put into the female gender through society that tells them to respond to things).

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on April 07, 2012
at 09:40 PM

I was mildly surprised at how few respondents are old fogies like me. New chant: "We are the 3%!"

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on April 07, 2012
at 08:18 PM

Mainly, I was surprised to see how many women responded. I also noted that we're a bunch of winos.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 07, 2012
at 04:31 PM

Demographics: I know we're a fairly young group, at an age where we're trying to head off standard Amiercan chronic disease, surprised females slightly outnumber males actually.

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