We are so excited for this year’s burn! In about 10 days, we will begin distributing the 2013 Black Rock City Census! Before we do, we want to share the results from the 2012 Census with you. We can’t believe it’s almost been a year! Check out what we discovered about people who attended Burning Man in 2012, you might be surprised by some of the results!
36% of people reported that they were Virgins in 2012.
In 2012, about 25% of people waited less than an hour to get into Black Rock City, 22% of people waited 2 to 4 hours, and 21% of people waited 1 to 2 hours. 15% reported they waited over 8 hours! It’s a long time to wait, but the experiences you have at Burning Man make it all worth it!
Results showed that about 61% of participants were men, about 38% were women, and less than 1% reported their gender as fluid.
Age groups were all adequately represented. Biggest age group was 25 – 29 year olds, followed by 30 – 34 years olds.
68% of people who came to Burning Man in 2012 reported that they do not consider themselves to be married, while 24% do.
88% of people from 2012 said that they voted in at least 1 of the 4 last elections.
Democrats and Independents were slightly over represented, while republicans were slightly under represented.
Approximately 40% of people reported that they have completed an undergrad program.
53.3% of people from the 2012 Census reported that they are spiritual, but not religious.
Most people reported that they are attracted to only the opposite sex or mostly the opposite sex.
The graph below shows the percentage of people who reported how important various ideals were to them based on many of the Burning Man Principles. It seems that self-direction, benevolence, universalism, and stimulation are all important to most people who attended Burning Man in 2012.
Hope you all enjoyed looking at some of the data from 2012! We enjoyed sharing it with you! Stay tuned for more updates about the 2013 Census.
Black Rock City Census Team