- Practically no women read this blog. This surprised me.
- 40% of readers are involved in academia in some way or another (“academia” or “student”). Sometimes discussions in comments make it sound like this blog lives in a university bubble, but that’s not really true. A third of readers are in the private sector (that which students sometimes call “the real world”), and there are at least a few representatives of every other walk of life I thought to include.
- Readers are majority Catholic, but not overwhelmingly so: 59%. There are a fair number of Protestants (17%) and unbelievers (12%). Religions other than Western Christianity are basically absent.
- Political belief is 60% traditionalist, 30% neoreactionary. That is, readers basically agree with the position of this blog. This was expected, since the point of Throne and Altar really is to clarify conservatism for people who are already conservative, not to make converts. If it does make converts, great, but the writing is not geared to elicit sympathy from those with antagonistic commitments. (I like to think that some of the essays could be helpful to a liberal reader with a purely academic interest in conservatism, but this is not how it is being used.) I expect I owe most of my neoreactionary readers to the generous free advertising at Reaction Times. http://neorxn.com/ has done a real service to what one might call “reactionary ecumenism”. By checking several times a day, I myself have been exposed to lots of good material from the other branches of anti-liberalism that I might never have encountered otherwise.
- 46% of readers are under 30 years old. I imagine internet surveys would make any movement appear young, but it is indeed encouraging to see the counter-revolution being passed on to the next generation.
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