We asked furries and non-furries whether they believed that someone has control over whether they are a furry or not, with the options of “yes,” “no” or “I don’t know.” In the figure below, furries were twice as likely as non-furries were to say that furry was not a choice.1 This may highlight a potential point of tension between furries and non-furries who may hold negative attitudes toward furries: to the extent that non-furries believe that a person who chooses to be furry could simply “stop being furry” to avoid social stigma, they may feel even more negatively about that person. Conversely, to the extent that a furry feels that they are unable to change who they are (i.e., what they find interesting), they may feel powerless against stigma or feel compelled to conceal their furry identity.2
Dr Sharon Roberts, Dr Courtney Plante, Dr Kathleen Gerbasi, & Dr. Stephen Reysen (four co-founders of the International Anthropomorphic Research Project - IARP)
The co-founders of Furscience are deep in planning mode… lots of new research and publications in the pipeline!
It's really awesome to know that we furries have some support outside of just ourselves to get a better understanding of our community. Shout out to @furscience and the great work they do for our community both internally and with the public. https://twitter.com/furscience/status/1454525649817948168
@FusEldar @NotGyro @TwettirD @BlueFolf @HIGHY3NA We estimate 500k and 1.5 million furries worldwide. We have neat data comparing the brony and furry fandoms. Brony samples aged every year, but furry samples didn’t. It could indicate younger furries are coming into the fandom yearly/sampling. Conventions seem to be growing, too.
Our Photographers are working their hardest to deliver the Fursuit Group Photo as soon as possible! For now, enjoy a sneak peak featuring our GoHs and Special Guest (@iPadunk, Zipper, @Furscience, and @UncleKage!)
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