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Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Sun May 05, 2019 7:58 pm

Somebody on r/godzilla made a survey to get an idea of what the community is like, I think it'd be interesting to see the results as well so I'm sharing it here. It's a tiny bit long but nothing you can't finish under 3 minutes or so.

https://forms.gle/oeuCRTT4JgeyRGH89
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby KillCrites » Sun May 05, 2019 8:12 pm

I love this stuff, can't wait to see the results.
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby _JNavs_ » Sun May 05, 2019 8:19 pm

Filled it out but had 0 clue about the DVD Region stuff, so I picked a random one.
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby 2004Zilla » Sun May 05, 2019 8:29 pm

_JNavs_ wrote:Filled it out but had 0 clue about the DVD Region stuff, so I picked a random one.

I'm outside your room right now... you're in region 1/A.
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby _JNavs_ » Sun May 05, 2019 8:32 pm

2004Zilla wrote:
_JNavs_ wrote:Filled it out but had 0 clue about the DVD Region stuff, so I picked a random one.

I'm outside your room right now... you're in region 1/A.

Okay great, hopefully you brought the pizza I ordered, we'll binge some Goji flicks and drink some brewskis
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby G2000 » Sun May 05, 2019 8:53 pm

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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun May 05, 2019 9:03 pm

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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby G2000 » Sun May 05, 2019 9:04 pm

_JNavs_ wrote:
2004Zilla wrote:
_JNavs_ wrote:Filled it out but had 0 clue about the DVD Region stuff, so I picked a random one.

I'm outside your room right now... you're in region 1/A.

Okay great, hopefully you brought the pizza I ordered, we'll binge some Goji flicks and drink some brewskis


Oh, yeah, sure, just bring him in for a beer
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Sun May 05, 2019 9:56 pm

Big problem with this survey is the lack of neutral answers. Some have “it doesn’t matter”, but not all of them.

In regards to questions like,”what do you prefer, practical effects or CGI Effects,” there’s no response that states,”it doesn’t matter” or “I like both”. It also doesn’t acknowledge that many films have both. It gets bizarre when it lists suits as generalizations, even though there’s numerous showa designs. It then asks very specific questions about each CGI incarnation. It gets very biased from there, with responses like:

“In general, what did you think of the Shin design? *
I liked it. All those transformations were super cool
I hated it, like what the actual f*ck
I don't care“

Which shin design are we talking about here? Note how the survey doesn’t ask about how you feel about each individual showa design, or some of the rather more out there moments. It continues to single out some of the recent films, with G14 in the same manner.

I get the reason for asking the region question, but again it’s a big outdated and it doesn’t apply to me as I grew up in America, but now live in Japan. Same goes for the dub vs sub question. This may come off as nit picky, but if the point is to ask a general question that provides more accuracy, then it should’ve asked more in depth questions.

It also annoyingly relegates the anime trilogy to the Reiwa era, even though definitively they came out before Reiwa. And despite there only being three films, that distinctly really are one project, it’s directly comparing that era, to the showa, Heisei and millienum era, both which have many more entries in them.

I hate to be really conspiratorial, but I got the impression the survey has less to do with demographics of the fandom, and rather either poop on CGI, or newer incarnations of Godzilla, be it the anime trilogy or Shin, or somehow be created to justify any insecurity the western fanabase.

A more concrete demographic survey, would not only include personal questions regarding age and ethnic background but ones such as:

-Do you speak Japanese (if it’s not your primary
-How frequently do you watch godzilla films on average (once a year, once every few months, once a mont once a week etc...).
-Do you own physical Godzilla merch (not just dvds but things like the toys and comics).
-Do you have disposeable income?
-If applicable, with G14, and Shin, how many times did you see them in theaters?
-How old were you when you saw your first Godzilla film?

I’m predicting it now but the result of this survey will be some misconstrued poll that’ll be used to justify which film is the best and which is the worst despite it having serious issues.
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby Breakdown » Mon May 06, 2019 4:29 am

Yeah, a lack of neutral answers made some questions a bit tough, especially in regards to Godzilla 1998. I didn't like the design as Godzilla, but as it's own separate character (Zilla) I quite like it.
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby G2000 » Mon May 06, 2019 7:27 am

One that sort of tripped me up was the “are you public with your fandom or do you hide it”
Like, the people close to me know I’m a fan and I’m comfortable talking about it if it comes up but it’s not something I actively advertise or wear on my sleeve
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby Terasawa » Mon May 06, 2019 9:02 am

I agree with LSD, and besides the lack of neutral answers, it bothers me that some are worded so that the yes and no selections indicate a bias of some sort. For example:

>>In general, do you like older movies (30+ years ago)?
"Yes, there's just something about them"
"No, they look ugly, they're boring, and the acting is pretty bad"

I prefer classic cinema to modern cinema but I know why I like it more than "there's just something about them." Meanwhile, the affirmative answer for the next question ("do you like modern movies") describes them as "beautiful and action-packed," as if older movies can't have those qualities. :roll:
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby GoWhaleTours » Mon May 06, 2019 9:39 am

I hate the way the choices are worded. Horribly written.
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby MaxRebo320 » Mon May 06, 2019 10:26 am

I agree with all of the answer criticisms. I also feel the "Subbed or Dubbed" one was in need of a neutral, "depends on the movie" response, which is certainly how I feel about the situation.
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Mon May 06, 2019 10:53 am

Yeah, it's sloppy but I think the results will be interesting in spite of that.
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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby goji89 » Mon May 06, 2019 11:33 am

Survey wont be that much anyways.....but meh why not.

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Re: Godzilla Fanbase Demographics Survey

Postby EternalMothra » Thu May 09, 2019 4:54 pm

I filled this out too. I'm super excited to see the results!
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