Demography

Thank to all the SecondLife Community for participating in this survey.
Data collected on https://slsurvey.wordpress.com
from 2007, march 26 to 2007 july 26 657 answers have been recorded for this survey.
Publicated on 2007, august 31.

What is your sex ?

Answers %
male 396 60,3%
female 261 39,7%
Total 657 100,0%

What is your nationality ?

American Samoa   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Andorra   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Argentina   
 
 2    (0,3%)
Armenia   
 
 2    (0,3%)
Australia   
 
 21    (3,2%)
Austria   
 
 4    (0,6%)
Belarus   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Belgium   
 
 12    (1,8%)
Brazil   
 
 9    (1,4%)
Canada   
 
 29    (4,4%)
Cape Verde   
 
 1    (0,2%)
China   
 
 5    (0,8%)
Colombia   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Croatia   
 
 2    (0,3%)
Denmark   
 
 3    (0,5%)
Estonia   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Finland   
 
 1    (0,2%)
France   
 
 99    (15,1%)
French
Polynesia
  
 
 1    (0,2%)
Germany   
 
 21    (3,2%)
Greece   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Guadeloupe   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Hungary   
 
 1    (0,2%)
India   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Israel   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Italy   
 
 9    (1,4%)
Malaysia   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Mexico   
 
 9    (1,4%)
Netherlands   
 
 23    (3,5%)
New Zealand   
 
 2    (0,3%)
Norway   
 
 5    (0,8%)
Peru   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Philippines   
 
 2    (0,3%)
Poland   
 
 3    (0,5%)
Portugal   
 
 5    (0,8%)
Romania   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Russia   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Singapore   
 
 2    (0,3%)
South Africa   
 
 2    (0,3%)
Spain   
 
 8    (1,2%)
Sweden   
 
 36    (5,5%)
Switzerland   
 
 13    (2,0%)
Taiwan,
Province of China
  
 
 1    (0,2%)
Turkey   
 
 3    (0,5%)
United Kingdom   
 
 49    (7,5%)
United States   
 
 256    (39,0%)
Uruguay   
 
 2    (0,3%)
Venezuela   
 
 1    (0,2%)
Total    657

What is your RL age ?

Answers %
under 18 7 1,1%
18 – 24 115 17,5%
25 – 34 202 30,7%
35 – 44 186 28,3%
45 – 54 110 16,7%
55 – 64 35 5,3%
65 + 2 0,3%
Total 657 100,0%

What is the highest level of education have you completed ?

Answers %
Some high
school
44 6,7%
High school
grad
87 13,2%
Some college 162 24,7%
College grad 157 23,9%
Post-graduate
work
64 9,7%
Post-graduate
degree
143 21,8%
Total 657 100,0%

What is your occupation ?

Answers %
Owner /
Proprietor
58 8,8%
Senior
Management
31 4,7%
Other
Management
42 6,4%
Professionnal 144 21,9%
Technical 90 13,7%
Sales 21 3,2%
Administrative 40 6,1%
Other employed 67 10,2%
Homemaker /
Full-time parent
25 3,8%
Student 87 13,2%
Retired 12 1,8%
Not employed 40 6,1%
Total 657 100,0%

What is your total annual household income ?

Answers %
Less than
$20,000
112 17,0%
$20,000 –
$34,999
94 14,3%
$35,000 –
$49,999
89 13,5%
$50,000 –
$74,999
98 14,9%
$75,000 –
$99,999
57 8,7%
$100,000 and
more
87 13,2%
Prefer not to
answer
120 18,3%
Total 657 100,0%

How long have you had an account in SL ?

Answers %
1 month or less 169 25,7%
2-6 months 281 42,8%
7-12 months 114 17,4%
1year and a
half
44 6,7%
2 years 15 2,3%
More than 2
years
34 5,2%
Total 657 100,0%

Which account do you have ?

Answers %
Free 414 63,0%
Premium 243 37,0%
Total 657 100,0%

Did you ever use, or do you currently use any of the
following ?

Answers %
Other Metaverse
(e.g. There.com, Habbo Hotel)
84 12,8%
MMORPG (e.g.
World Of Warcraft, Everquest)
176 26,8%
First Personnal
Shooter (e.g. Counter strike)
183 27,9%
3D Chats (e.g.
IMVU)
67 10,2%
Instant
messenger (e.g. MSN, yahoo messenger)
541 82,3%
Chatroom 241 36,7%
Video games for
real money (e.g. quake for cash) / Online tournaments for real m
25 3,8%
Skill games
(e.g. puzzle games, chess)
296 45,1%
Casino games
(e.g. slot machines, bingo, poker), betting games (sport betting, h
99 15,1%
Total/
répondants
657 100,0%

How many hours do you invest in SL each week on average ?

Answers %
01-05 hrs 112 17,0%
06-10 hrs 134 20,4%
11-15 hrs 81 12,3%
16-20 hrs 88 13,4%
21-25 hrs 77 11,7%
26-30 hrs 54 8,2%
31-40 hrs 47 7,2%
40-50 hrs 29 4,4%
More than 50
hrs
35 5,3%
Total 657 100,0%

How many times each day you log into SL on average ?

Answers %
1 time 250 38,1%
2 times 199 30,3%
3 times or more 208 31,7%
Total 657 100,0%

I usually In SL continuously for at least:

Answers %
less than 1
hours
70 10,7%
1 to 3 hours 380 57,8%
3 to 5 hours 141 21,5%
more than 5
hours
66 10,0%
Total 657 100,0%

How do you log into SL more frequently?

Answers %
Alone 529 80,5%
With my RL
partner
32 4,9%
With my
virtual/online partner
62 9,4%
With my RL
friends
24 3,7%
With a family
member
10 1,5%
Total 657 100,0%

Why do you participate in SL ?

Answers %
Because it is
fun or exciting
345 52,5%
Because I get
bored
65 9,9%
Because I get
relax
148 22,5%
Because it is a
good way to get to know different people from around the world
306 46,6%
Because I can
say and do things I cannot in my real life
144 21,9%
Because it is a
permanent virtual comunity and I can go there when I want
189 28,8%
Because I like
the anonymity
41 6,2%
Because it’s a
world where I can create and build
320 48,7%
Total 657 100,0%

Your avatar’s personality is:

Answers %
Similar to
yours
427 65,0%
The way you
want to be
143 21,8%
Nothing like
you
87 13,2%
Total 657 100,0%

8 responses

26 11 2007
Global positioning, mobile and social networks « Green Tea Ice Cream

[…] web and elide the ‘old’ web altogether).  Comparatively few graduates (check the SL demographics) have a Second Life but they’ve all got (sweeping generalisation alert!) mobile phones and […]

28 11 2007
Stephanie

This is a great resource. Thanks for doing such extensive research that informs my body of research.

Yours truly,
Stephanie.

14 04 2010
Virtual world voters shunned « Second Life Shrink

[…] said that about 7.5% of SL residents live in the UK, which, out of active users, would amount to around 75,000 potential voters, a not inconsiderable […]

3 12 2010
Fire Grate

my sister is an addict on Slot Machines, she always play any kind of game on the slot machine *:`

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26 09 2011
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