James W. Hicks, M.D.

Demographics

In The Flex Test on April 14, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Some of you may be wondering, who has taken the Flexuality Test so far? Here are some of the demographic characteristics of the nearly 4,000 people who took the 2011 version of the Flex Test over the last few months, prior to the launch of the automated version of the test.

Gender: 58% were female, 40% were male, and 2% selected another term, including my new favorite: “genderqueer.”

Age: 26% were 19 or younger, 59% were in their 20s, 8% were in their 30s, and 7% were 40 or older.

Sexual Orientation: 51% identified themselves as heterosexual, 15% as homosexual, 26% as bisexual, and 8%  as “other” (including many “bi-curious,” quite a few “asexual,” and 1 “queer for a beer”).

Relationship Status: 53% were single, 30% were dating (or “engaged”), and 13% were married. Many said they were in an “open” or “polyamorous” relationship, and quite a few responded, “It’s complicated!”

Education: 14% were in – or had completed – high school, while 84% were in – or had attended some – college, university, or graduate school.

Ethnicity: 68% identified as white, 12% as asian, 3% as black, 4% as latino, 7% as multiracial, 3% as south asian, and 3% as other (including 1 “elf”).

Country: 64% took the test while in the USA; 19% were in Canada, the UK, Australia, or New Zealand; and a surprisingly high 5% were in Singapore or the Philippines (thanks, guys, for sharing the test with your friends!) There were also submissions from Russia, all over Europe, Latin America, India, South East Asia, the Caribbean, and several Middle Eastern countries.

Religion: 48% said they had no religion or identified as “atheist” or “agnostic.” 14% were christian protestant, 12% were catholic, 12% were “spiritual,” 4% were jewish, 1% were hindu, 1% were muslim, and quite a few identified as “pagan” or “wiccan.”

Click on the page tabs above to see charts of the sexual profile results for these same respondents.

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