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2006 political blog survey closed

by henrycopeland
Friday, March 3rd, 2006

We’ve just closed out the political blogs reader survey. I’ve only been able to skim results so far, but it seems some numbers are eerily constant.

Last year 20% of blog readers said they were bloggers, this year 18% profess to being bloggers. This year, for the first time, we got a glimpse of when those people started to blog.
1998 and before: 2.3%
1999: 1.7%
2000: 2.9%
2001: 5.1%
2002: 8.2%
2003: 14%
2004: 24.6%
2005: 33.4%
2006: 7.9%

One thing is clear: since this survey was just of political blog readers (whereas last year included a broader range of blogs), the average age has risen signficantly. Last year 41.7% of respondents were 40-60 years old, this year 50.4% join me in that graying, bulging bucket. Lots more fun stuff to come.

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