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Poll shows 93% Civers are male, 7% female

Discussion in 'Civ2 - General Discussions' started by Thunderfall, Dec 4, 2000.

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  1. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Poll #7, "Are you male or female?" was closed today with a total of 571 votes collected in just 26 days. The results are very clear and no recounts are needed.

    The poll shows that 93 percent of Civers are male, while only 7 percent are female. </P>


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    What do you think of this "shocking" results? <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/smilies/cwm40.gif" border=0>
     
  2. Smash

    Smash Super Lurker Retired Moderator

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    Not surprising at all.It just re-inforces that if you ever meet a gal that likes civ,a strong effort must be made to keep her around.You most likely will not find another.

    In fact,I am extremely surprised and somewhat disbelieving of 42.

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  3. Leowind

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    I'm happy to report that my 11-year-old daughter (who did not get a chance to vote in this poll) plays Civ <IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/smilies/cwm7.gif" border=0> . She doesn't play it very well, but she enjoys exploring until her civilization gets too big to manage and her trade has not kept up so she runs out of money and has civil unrest, etc, etc. Just doin' my part to raise a new generation of gender-stereotype-busting civers.<IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/smilies/cwm42.gif" border=0>


    Leowind

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  4. Thunderfall

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    Good job, Leowind.
     
  5. CivPartisan

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    I think that this poll has taught us a lot of things about the demographics of civ...but also there may be a few other factors we haven't quite understood about the game. More polls such as the one on age needs to be collected before we can even speculate about who plays civ. I think that this may be a situation in which stereotyping may be keeping women from being exposed to civ in the first place. I know that at first glance, it appears to be a war strategy game, but that is not so. Civ does have a strong military aspect, but I would argue that it is "managing" the civilization for success that is the strongest aspect of the game- most women excel at this kind of challenge, not because they are domestic but because they generally develop strong communication skills at earlier age than boys. The fact that 7 percent of players are women does surprise me; I find that figure to be higher than I think I predicted when the poll started. It's also possible that some women didn't vote, that means the figure could be high enough for someone to estimate maybe 10-12 percent playing by next year when Civ III comes out.

    This was a really good poll.

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  6. Dogberry_Old

    Dogberry_Old ****** of the Pack

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    I think we would find more female players, if we "boys" would show a little more manners from time to time. Girls are put off by a lot of "I am the greatest" bragging & so forth. I think the we guys have to take extra steps to let them know that they are welcome. I BTW, taught my daughter ( 24 years old ) how to play Master of Magic& she just loves it.
     
  7. Ben

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    I don't agree with this poll and know for a fact that alot more percentage of girls play civilization I my self know 7. and the reason you got this outcome was that not all of tham have the internet but the ones who do don't go visit this web site I asked them. and the one thing the girls told me that they really hate on the internet is polls and never answer them. So all I think this poll shows is that what gender visit this web site and what gender vote in these polls.<IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/smilies/cwm40.gif" border=0>
     
  8. VanillaCube

    VanillaCube Your local Schizophrenic

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    and also Ive noticed vidio games are ussualy more male oriented that is ussualy males play vidio games more often!

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  9. CivPartisan

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    Interesting responses. I am somewhat interested in the remedies and explanations. These are good questions: Are male civers macho and aggressive? Does that attitude detour female civers from the site?

    Some explanations: Many female civers simply don't visit civ sites. Female civers just think polls are stupid and don't waste their time answering them.

    What can be done to attract this population of players and make the site more enjoyable, flexible and open? It may be difficult to change the behavior or attitude of some male players...then again, maybe there is an answer.



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  10. Fraggle

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    I've tried to get females to try CIV, but it just doesn't click with them. I think video games in general are a guy thing. Possibly because of our innate drive to seek out and conquer. IN our modern society, going to a 9-5 everyday just doesn't cut it. We miss the hunter/conquerer aspect of more primitive societies from the past. Civ2 is the next best thing!

    BTW...I can beat anyone!! (couldn't resist)<IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/smilies/cwm11.gif" border=0>
     
  11. CornMaster

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    Then why don't you join the Civ Fanatics Ladder??? And challenge someone. Me and SunTzu are in a game right now but there are 3 other players you could challenge.

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  12. SunTzu

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    yep, hey Corn. I'll be back online to play at 9pm CST. That's 10PM your time, (i think)<IMG SRC="http://forums.civfanatics.com/smilies/cwm5.gif" border=0>
     
  13. Warlord56

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    who really cares os more guys play civ I don't care
     
  14. Mindfields

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    I don't think there are any girls around here. I play civilization II online for >2 years and i only met a girl once. And i don't think it was a girl, but a fustrated guy...

    If there is a girl playing civII, please reply. I'm pretty sure there will be no replies.

    And about those percentages... i think 7% is lying.
     
  15. boann

    boann Tuatha princess

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    HA...
    LOOK OUT ...IM HERE..lurking and waiting for my next conquest.
    and i did vote btw.
    lol..
    a civ lover of the female gender.
    civ will never be the same
    mawhahahahaha...she screams with evil delight.
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    no reply...lol...don't get me started..ha

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  16. Mindfields

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    Are you suggesting that you are a girl??

    You are one of those who lies ;-)
     
  17. boann

    boann Tuatha princess

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    i am most certainly female , born to the gender.
    and if you need confirmation
    ask slowwhand.
    he is my best friend, he can vouch for me.



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  18. Mindfields

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    ok, i believe you now. I just didn't expect that there was female around here.

    And ofcourse i'm happy there is at least one girl who plays civ.
     
  19. Mindfields

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    btw, how does slowwhand know that you are a girl?
     
  20. SlowwHand

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    Oh, make no mistake.
    Boann is ALL girl.
    I've seen every inch, up close and personal, and she is ALL girl.
    Jeez, is it hot in here or is it just me?
     
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