Age of researchers poll results

Here are the results of our fifth Unlock the Past poll. Two questions were asked:

  • What age bracket are you in?
  • What year did you start researching?

What age bracket are you in? – 460 responses

Age bracket              #votes             #voters

  • less than 20                5                    1.1%
  • 21-30                         7                    1.5%
  • 31-40                       26                    5.7%
  • 41-50                       69                   15.0%
  • 51-60                      142                  30.9%
  • 61-70                      163                  35.4%
  • 71-80                        42                    9.1%
  • over 80                       6                    1.3%

What year did you start researching? – 371 responses, we have restructured the results to show how long people have been researching.

No of years               #votes             #voters

  • 1 year                        2                   0.5%
  • 2 years                       8                   2.2%
  • 3 years                       9                   2.4%
  • 4 years                       2                   0.5%
  • 5 years                     12                   3.2%
  • 6-10 years                 54                 14.6%
  • 11-15 years               55                 14.8%
  • 16-20 years               52                 14.0%
  • 21-25 years               58                 15.6%
  • 26-30 years               50                 13.5%
  • 31-35 years               33                   8.9%
  • 36-40 years               19                   5.1%
  • 41-50 years               13                   3.5%
  • 51-60 years                 3                   0.8%
  • 60-70 years                 1                   0.3%

Where the voters came from

  • Australia – 434
  • New Zealand – 10
  • Canada – 2
  • United States – 2
  • China – 1
  • Ireland 1
  • Spain – 1
  • Unknown – 6
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