I'm curious about the demographics of the paleo community. Is this information available? I'm interested in these types of demographics:
Age: Average age of a paleo person? Would it be good to see this number lowered significantly?
Gender: Are men more likely to be paleo? I was initially surprised at the number of ladies posting on this site and others, but I was probably biased.
Income: Eating paleo can be expensive, are paleo wealthier than average?
Location: Is paleo more popular in the urban/rural areas? Even though rural areas may have better access to fresh/raw foods? Western vs non-Western countries?
Political Views: I don't want to get into a political debate, just curious if we lean to the left or right.
Race: Are most people white? Is this more of a socioeconomic factor?
Religion: Atheist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim? I imagine the dietary restrictions of the last three may make paleo more difficult to follow.
Edit, I forgot to add my own details.
Income: 60s, Computer Science grad
Location: Houston, TX
Political Views: Libertarian
Race: Caucasian (mixed German, Irish, etc)
Another edit, Caveman Bob posted this link
http://www.tfaforms.com/228736 if you are interested in taking a paleoish survey on government involvement in food.
Income: Quite low... full-time student.
Location: currently Boston (family moves a lot), school in western Massachusetts
Political Views: Socialist, votes progressive or the closest equivalent (sigh... ashamed of the Democratic Party)
Race: White & Puerto Rican
Religion: modestly atheist
Income: 30s, Graphic designer
Location: London, UK
Political Views: Left
Race: Turkish/Swedish, not entirely sure what that makes me
Age: 17 - You might think this unusual but I think it pretty much aligns with how teen girls are on an unceasing quest to lose weight... I just happened to find a sustainable, healthier way!
Income: Family is middle-class.
Location: Singapore (that's not in China, by the way!)
Political Views: Pretty irrelevant.
Race: Chinese - Over here that's the equivalent of the white, sub-urban, majority-percentage middle class in America. #whitegirlproblems? Psht, #chinesegirlproblems.
Income: Above average for location
Location: London, UK
Political Views: N/A
•Political Views: Left-Libertarian
•Race: Caucasian (punjabi)
•Religion: secular humanist/sikh
Income: I'm a stay at home parent, my partner earns ~ 60's & we get child benefit for two children (£130 every four weeks)
Location: Cleveland, UK (I'm from Newcastle upon Tyne originally though). We're urban, but both locations are pretty close to farms & countryside.
Political Views: Left wing
Race: Irish mother, English father (with Scottish roots). Caucasian, fair skinned & freckled!
Income: 40s, IT Analyst
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Political Views: I am another one who tries not to get too involved in politics. If I had to pick, I'd say democrat.
Race: Caucasian (English/French)
Income: 50k, graduate degree
Location: Toronto, Canada
Political Views: left
Religion: lapsed Catholic. spiritual but not religious
Location: North Carolina
Political Views: Pro-gun Progressive Liberal
Political Views: Liberal
Race: Caucasian (mixed Irish, Norwegian, Chilean)
Religion: Non-religious, but interested in the philosophical side of Buddhism (not the moral side)
Fairly similar in some respects!
Oh fun! I'm a statistician so I love these kinds of surveys.
Profession: Data Analyst @ 85K
Political views: Socially Liberal, Financially Conservative. Voting is hard.
Race: On the surface, caucasian. Inside, Russian, Lebanese and German
Religion: Raised Jewish, practicing Atheism with gust and verve.
Age: 33 1/2
Income: ~$90K total household income (of which, I contribute roughly half)
Location: San Antonio, TX
Political Views: Life Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness (Libertarian)
Race: Caucasian/Scandinavian (mostly Swedish and Norwegian)
nonexistent, still in school!
Location: Houston, TX
Political Views: Tough call. I vote for the candidate.
INCOME: nunya business
LOCATION: the beautiful Sandhills of Nebraska
POLITICAL VIEWS: Libertarian
RACE: doesn't matter
RELIGION: again not important
Profession: Graphic Designer ~ 60K USD
Location: South-West Norway
Political Views: Liberal I guess (US lean more Democratic)
Race: Norwegian + Native American - Caucasian
Religion: non-religious but have my beliefs in a bigger power
Income: Med-High AU$57 (Household $120), Senior Accountant, Studying Masters in ICT Management
Location: Adelaide Australia
Political Views: Libertarian
Race: Caucasian (English)
Income: (comfortably middle class)
Occupation: Graphic Design
Location: San Jose, CA
Political Views: Classical Liberalism (a bit of Apathetic Technocrat)
Religion: Atheist (non-practicing Discordian, affinity for Theraveda Buddhism)
Income: Net, after student loans? Not much.
Location: Pacific NW
Political views: Socialist, keen on the Bill of Rights
Race: I don't endorse the notion of race. I'm one of the privileged ones, ok?
Religion: None. Atheist.
Income: Above average
Location: Raleigh NC
Political Views: Fittingly, the
political compass test shows me as
Religion: Agnostic/ Unitarian
surprised by all the libertarians...
Career: fed govt employee at a regulatory agency
Political Views: pissed at all the stupidity!
Race: Caucasian (Norweigan and Native American)
Religion: None, thank you
Location: SE Iowa
Political Views: fiscally conservative, socially liberal
Race: Caucasian (Haplogroups H and G2c)
Religion: spiritual in a context of nondual awakening
Income: The one I live off of? Depleted enough for me to qualify for great financial aid when I apply to universities; I don't know the specifics because it's not my money. I had a part-time job until I lost my hearing a year ago, and that was about $2k/year.
Location: Fairfax County, VA
Political views: Very liberal, with some dichotomous socialist and libertarian leanings.
Race: Caucasian with strong German roots
Religion: Agnostic atheist
Income: 10-20,000/year usually. po' but self-sufficient
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Political Views: none (don't vote or follow)
Race: white, WASP background
Age: (Just turned) 16 :P
Political Views: No bull*
Race: Caucasian ( Australian,Romanian,German,Macedonian)
Location: Philly, PA
Political Views: middle/left
Race: Cauasian (German, Austrian, Swedish)
Profession: Conservation/Non-Profit Part-time and watch kids other times
Income: mine plus my husband's start-up business means we get by but things are tight
Political views: On one quiz I was a Liberal Libertarian, but I hate politics
Race: one of those Caucasoid mongrels
Religion: Raised Catholic, now maybe Atheist? Humanist? Agnostic? I really don't know.
Profession: Digital Music Industry
Location: Oakland, CA
Race: Black and White
Hobbies: Dance (Tribal Belly Dance, Afro-Haitian, Brazilian, Jazz), Cycling
Paleo since 12.22.11
To add to the melting pot!
Location: Sydney, Australia
Political views: More 'liberal' than not, but prefer to approach politics issue by issue
Religion: Half-arsedly raised Muslim, came out of it an agnostic/atheist.
Occupation: Lead Burger Flipper
Income: < 15k
Location: ADK, Northern NY
Political Views: Confused, Social Liberal, fiscal conservative
Religion: No thanks.
Income: 20K - husband is a full-time student with a part-time job, I'm a birth doula.
Location: Saint Louis, MO, USA
Political Views: anarcho-communist
Race: Caucasian - Irish, Czechoslovakian