Stoic Week 2016 Demographics Report
by Tim LeBon
This report gives the demographics for Stoic Week 2016 which took place between October Monday 17th – Sunday 23rd October. Future reports will follow providing analysis of how taking part affected well-being.
The headlines are:
- The ratio of males to females was 66% to 33%.
- Over 43% of respondents are from USA.
- The majority of respondents have never participated in Stoic week before.
- Less people completed the questionnaires compared to last year (1798 down from 2503) although the numbers registering for Stoic Week actually increased (3365 up from 3080).
Below are 5 tables summarising all the facts and figures and 2015 comparisons
Table 1: Stoic Week 2016 by gender
Table 2: Stoic Week 2016 by age
|Europe (outside UK))||310||17||15|
|South & Central America||54||3||1|
Table 3: Stoic Week 2015 by geographic location
|Number of times participated in Stoic Weeks previously||Total||%||2015 %|
Table 4: Stoic Week 2016 : Previous participation
|Knowledge of Stoicism||Total||%||2015 %|
|I know a bit||705||39||38|
|I know quite a bit but not an expert||288||16||16|
Table 5: Stoic Week 2016 : Self-rating of knowledge of Stoicism
Whilst the overall picture is not unhealthy, here are some questions to consider – answers please in the comments section!
- Why does Stoic Week seem to appeal more to men? How can we get the gender ratio more equal?
- Can Stoic Week spread to other geographical areas? What would facilitate this?
- Is it realistic to expect people to participate more than once in Stoic Week? If so, would changing the materials help?
- What should we base the handbook on next year? We’ve had Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius. Should it be based more on Seneca? Or is it fine as it is?
Let us know your thoughts.