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Guesstimation 
21st-Aug-2012 10:02 pm
Gay Street
Behind the cut are three questions that ask you to estimate what percentage of the population of your country falls into a certain demographic. For the purposes of this poll, put out of your mind any studies you've read or heard of, anything you've read on tv or the internet or what anyone has told you. Try and base your answer on your life experience. The poll is about perception, not accuracy.

Also, use whatever definition of the terms in the question that you interpret them to mean. Don't worry about pinning down an exact meaning of terms such as "obese" or "illegal drugs". Answer the question based on what you thing a reasonable meaning for the term is.



Poll #1861570 Guesstimate

What percentage of the population of your country would you estimate is gay?

1-5%
5(11.9%)
6-10%
12(28.6%)
11-15%
11(26.2%)
16-20%
5(11.9%)
21-25%
3(7.1%)
26-30%
1(2.4%)
31-35%
3(7.1%)
36-40%
0(0.0%)
41-49%
2(4.8%)
50% or more
0(0.0%)

What percentage of the population of your country would you estimate is addicted to alcohol or illegal or prescription drugs?

1-5%
3(7.1%)
6-10%
10(23.8%)
11-15%
9(21.4%)
16-20%
7(16.7%)
21-25%
2(4.8%)
26-30%
4(9.5%)
31-35%
3(7.1%)
36-40%
2(4.8%)
41-49%
0(0.0%)
50% or more
2(4.8%)

What percentage of the population of your country would you estimate is obese?

1-5%
0(0.0%)
6-10%
4(9.5%)
11-15%
4(9.5%)
16-20%
3(7.1%)
21-25%
10(23.8%)
26-30%
3(7.1%)
31-35%
6(14.3%)
36-40%
7(16.7%)
41-49%
1(2.4%)
50% or more
4(9.5%)
Comments 
22nd-Aug-2012 08:52 am (UTC)
I said 11-15% on the last one, going by actual obesity, rather than what the charts say is obese.
22nd-Aug-2012 09:18 am (UTC)
hm I know theres a stat which say that aboput 10% of people are gay (and redheaded(but thats excluding scotland and Ireland where it is about 20% red headed )
I hope it is not more than 1-5 % who are addicted to drugs, but I don't know and I think it says that about 20 - 30 % are obese but can't rmemeber.
22nd-Aug-2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
Should we count bisexuals as "gay"?
22nd-Aug-2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
That's really up to you. The poll is about perceptions, so if you perceive bisexuals as being gay, then include them in your estimate.
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