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SURVEY: All about fandoms

Defining “fandom

Fandoms is the term for a subculture made up of a group of people who share a passion for a topic, usually within pop culture, fiction or music. People in fandoms can obsess over even the smallest details and bond over them, whether in person or over the internet. Fans often create fanart, fanfiction (stories based on the characters or people the fandom surrounds) and even music.

Take this survey and check out the results in The Miami Hurricane’s April 25 issue.

Do you consider yourself to be part of a fandom?

  • Yes (81%, 92 Votes)
  • No (18%, 20 Votes)
  • What's a fandom? (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 114

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Which categories do your fandoms fall under? (Check all that apply)

  • Fantasy/Sci Fi (38%, 70 Votes)
  • Other (22%, 40 Votes)
  • Music (18%, 32 Votes)
  • Youtube (13%, 24 Votes)
  • Anime (9%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 98

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Which medium(s) do you use to interact with your fandom? (Check all that apply)

  • Social media (Tumblr, Twitter, Youtube, etc.) (40%, 88 Votes)
  • Media (fanfiction, fanart, fan-made music, etc) (25%, 55 Votes)
  • Paraphanelia (18%, 40 Votes)
  • Live Events (17%, 38 Votes)

Total Voters: 94

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Do you wear costumes, T-shirts, jewelry or any other merchandise related to your fandom?

  • Yes (72%, 68 Votes)
  • No (28%, 26 Votes)

Total Voters: 94

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How long have you been into fandoms?

  • 8+ (44%, 41 Votes)
  • 4-7 (30%, 28 Votes)
  • 0-3 years (27%, 25 Votes)

Total Voters: 94

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Do you generally like the people in your fandom?

  • Yes (89%, 81 Votes)
  • No (11%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 91

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Do you feel emotionally connected to your fandom?

  • Yes (86%, 78 Votes)
  • No (14%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 91

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