Correlation and causation

Browsing through the results of the 2013 Whaleoil Census, I can’t help but have some mischievous fun with it.

These are absolutely not related, but because they are right beside each other, it kind of makes it fun:



Now, I know Pete is looking to sift through the results a little more, but it seems to me that some are quite interesting.  Some are even a little surprising.

11% don’t identify as heterosexual.  Percentage-wise that probably means Whaleoil has a larger GLBT following than your average non-GLBT blog, and it is probably due to the merciless campaign this blog waged on getting Marriage Equality through.

5% of our readers place their trust in Television News.  That has to be a slap in the face for the flagship products that parade as serious TV news in this country.  I wonder how representative that is for the general population?  No, don’t answer that.


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  • Euan Ross-Taylor

    I wonder how many of those 5% who trust TV news are also ones who spy on you Cam, and hate your blog?

  • Euan Ross-Taylor

    What amused me most was the answer to people who believe in an intelligent creator was less than those who believe in God? I agree these are not mutually inclusive but was interesting all the same.

  • cows4me

    “the merciless campaign this blog waged on getting marriage equality through”, yes indeed, Gobles would have been proud.

    • Cam only does merciless. Which is fine, when you happen to agree with him of course.

  • Mark Pandelidis

    People should watch a show called the Newsroom which shows just how bad news reporting is in America, but then highlights how similar our news is to theirs now, not good.

    • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

      The Newsroom strikes me as a leftwing fantasy world. If a news reporter in the US calls the tea party racist, he would never get in trouble, he would be promoted to White House Press Secretary.

      • Mark Pandelidis

        you should probably watch it before making assumptions, it uses actual clips from the likes of Fox and CNN etc to show how bad they are. Then again if you are the sort of person that thinks Fox is fair and balanced, and that there is a ‘no spin’ zone then you probably wont like it lol

        • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

          You are talking about that tv drama written by the guy who wrote the social network starring Jeff Daniels with the terrible lighting where everyone talks like clear ham actors, aren’t you?

  • Euan Ross-Taylor

    Can someone please post the total number of respondents to this census?

  • IWantToBeLikeMallardOneDay

    Lots of gay people are libertarians rather than lefties.