In taking the Ultimate
Purity Quiz 2.0, over 10,000 unique individuals - about a third
of the total quiz-takers - have chosen to share their demographic information
with the world. I waited until I had enough data points to make it worthwhile
- but now that I have them, why not share that data? It's an
interesting look at the world of quiz-takers, and shows that that indeed,
Liberals do have wilder sex than Conservatives (even if Anarchists have
more sex than anybody), and Females tend to be a little gayer than Men.
Remember these things before you take this information too seriously,
- This is self-selective data. Everyone who's taken this test has
come here willingly, which is a strong bias towards those who are
more open about their sexuality. I don't think a lot of Catholic priests
have been taking this exam - making this an excellent view of the
sort of people who are willing to take a Purity Quiz, but not necessarily
an indication of people as a whole.
- This data is not reliable. While there are a few questions that
weed out the actual liars on the exam (I included a few "trigger"
questions based on Urban Legends that automatically disqualify anyone
who selects them), this is self-reported data. That said,
I don't think most people have an incentive to lie on this quiz considering
they could, y'know, just not take it. It's probably about as accurate
as most sexual surveys.
- This data only counts those who shared their demographic data, meaning
that about two-thirds of the people who've taken the quiz are not
counted. The scores of anonymous people tend to skew about 1 to 3
points higher overall, which sounds about right - if you're afraid
of sharing personal data with strangers, you're probably less willing
to share bodily fluids with strangers. However, that's balanced out
by the fact that anonymous quiz-takers can take the quiz repeatedly,
thus stuffing the data with multiple entries from the same people.
(Since the Purity Quiz Demographic data is keyed by email address,
that could be a problem for the Demographic data as well... But it's
- The data is cached, and updated once every twenty-four hours.
- As always, remember: this is a Purity Quiz, not a Sleazery Quiz.
If you want to see this data split out some other way, feel free to
shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
to request some new view. Keep in mind that under no circumstances will
I share user-specific data - only aggregates. They gave me
this information in trust, and I don't intend to betray that trust.