14.4 Furry Identification

To test whether convention-going samples of furries differed significantly from online samples of furries, we compared the results of our largest online furry survey 1 to the results of a convention-based survey conducted at around the same time.2

14-4 con sample identification within fandom

Convention-going furries did not significantly differ from online furries with regard to the extent to which they identified themselves as part of the furry fandom. The figure suggests that while there may be very slight differences—they were not statistically significant—the overall shape of the curves are approximately the same, suggesting that the two samples are similar enough to be considered functionally equivalent or comparable in their affiliation with the furry fandom.


  1. International Online Furry Survey: Winter 2011
  2. Furry Fiesta 2011 Study

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