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March 23, 2005
By: Garance Franke-Ruta

WOMEN IN THE BLOGOSPHERE: THE DATA.... MyDD has helpfully culled Henry Copeland's blogads survey data for some demographic facts:

Gender, Mean Age, Median Income
	Female	  Male    Age	Income
All	 24.5	  75.5    41.4	$79.2K
Dem	 31.0	  69.0    40.4	$77.3K
Rep	 19.3	  80.7    44.5	$87.6K
Ind	 22.2	  77.8    41.5	$74.0K
Lib	 13.4	  86.6    38.1	$83.6K
Green	 26.0	  74.1    38.4	$60.2K
Other*	 26.3	  73.7    40.2	  N/A

Partisan Self-Identification (%)
       All    Women    Men  
Dem    39.3    48.3    34.8
Rep    27.3    20.9    28.3
Ind    19.0    16.7    19.1
Lib    7.7     4.1     8.6
Green  4.0     4.2     3.9
Other  2.6     5.8     5.3

     Under 21  21-30   31-40   41-50   51-60   60+
Dem    40.9    42.0    39.5    36.4    36.5    31.9
Rep    20.7    17.7    23.7    30.6    30.6    38.2
Ind    14.2    19.2    19.1    17.9    19.0    17.8
Lib    9.9     9.7     8.5     6.8     5.5     4.3
Green  4.5     5.2     4.6     3.1     2.9     2.9
Other  9.8     6.1     4.5     5.1     5.6     4.9

Writes MyDD's Chris Bowers: "The comparative dearth of women in the political blogosphere is striking among all groups, with 75.5% of those who responded identifying themselves as male. It would appear that the number one way Democrats can strengthen their netroots is to bring more women into the process."

That's an important point, and raises an interesting question. Given the demographics of Democrats reading blogs (31 percent female, as compared to 19 percent for the Republicans and only 13 percent for libertarians) is the relative dearth of linking to female bloggers on the left contributing to the lesser intensity of left-blogosphere linkiness? Garance Franke-Ruta 3:35 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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