home / fivethirtyeight

Masculinity Survey: masculinity-survey.csv

This directory contains data behind the story What Do Men Think It Means To Be A Man?.

masculinity-survey.csv contains the results of a survey of 1,615 adult men conducted by SurveyMonkey in partnership with FiveThirtyEight and WNYC Studios from May 10-22, 2018. The modeled error estimate for this survey is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. The percentages have been weighted for age, race, education, and geography using the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to reflect the demographic composition of the United States age 18 and over. Crosstabs with less than 100 respondents have been left blank because responses would not be statistically significant.

raw-responses.csv contains all 1,615 responses to the survey including the weights for each response. Responses to open-ended questions have been omitted, including those where a respondent explained what they meant by selecting the "other" option in response to a question.

masculinity-survey.pdf contains the questions corresponding to the colums in the raw responses file.

Data license: CC Attribution 4.0 License · Data source: fivethirtyeight/data on GitHub

232 rows

View and edit SQL

Link rowid AMONG ADULT MEN Unnamed: 1 Adult Men Age Unnamed: 4 Unnamed: 5 Race Unnamed: 7 Children Unnamed: 9 Sexual Orientation Unnamed: 11
1       18 - 34 35 - 64 65 and up White Non-white Has children No children Straight Gay/Bisexual
2 In general, how masculine or "manly" do you feel?                      
3   Very masculine 37% 29% 42% 37% 34% 44% 43% 30% 40% 21%
4   Somewhat masculine 46% 47% 46% 47% 50% 39% 47% 46% 47% 49%
5   Not very masculine 11% 13% 9% 13% 11% 11% 6% 17% 10% 19%
6   Not at all masculine 5% 10% 2% 3% 4% 6% 3% 6% 3% 10%
7   No answer 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0%
8 How important is it to you that others see you as masculine?                      
9   Very important 16% 18% 17% 13% 11% 26% 17% 15% 16% 11%
10   Somewhat important 37% 38% 37% 32% 38% 35% 37% 37% 38% 33%
11   Not too important 28% 18% 31% 37% 32% 20% 29% 27% 29% 36%
12   Not at all important 18% 26% 15% 18% 18% 19% 17% 21% 17% 19%
13   No answer 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
14 Where have you gotten your ideas about what it means to be a good man? (Select all that apply.)                      
15   Father or father figure(s) 64% 58% 66% 64% 65% 60% 67% 60% 65% 59%
16   Mother or mother figure(s) 41% 42% 41% 42% 42% 40% 43% 39% 41% 40%
17   Friends 35% 42% 33% 31% 35% 36% 31% 40% 34% 43%
18   Other family members 35% 37% 36% 31% 34% 37% 36% 34% 35% 37%
19   Pop culture 23% 42% 17% 12% 21% 29% 13% 35% 20% 44%
20   Other (please specify) 17% 11% 18% 21% 18% 13% 20% 12% 18% 10%
21 Do you think that society puts pressure on men in a way that is unhealthy or bad for them?                      
22   Yes 60% 70% 57% 53% 58% 65% 56% 66% 58% 81%
23   No 39% 29% 42% 47% 41% 35% 44% 34% 41% 19%
24   No answer 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0%
25 Ask a friend for professional advice                      
26   Often 15% 26% 12% 5% 11% 23% 12% 18% 14% 26%
27   Sometimes 42% 36% 46% 40% 43% 39% 44% 40% 42% 43%
28   Rarely 23% 13% 25% 35% 28% 14% 26% 20% 25% 14%
29   Never, but open to it 12% 15% 11% 12% 12% 12% 9% 16% 12% 12%
30   Never, and not open to it 7% 9% 5% 6% 5% 10% 7% 6% 7% 4%
31   No answer 1% 0% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
32 Ask a friend for personal advice                      
33   Often 14% 22% 12% 5% 11% 18% 11% 17% 11% 29%
34   Sometimes 41% 39% 45% 36% 43% 39% 43% 39% 43% 37%
35   Rarely 27% 17% 28% 39% 29% 22% 31% 23% 29% 20%
36   Never, but open to it 10% 11% 9% 10% 10% 9% 8% 12% 9% 11%
37   Never, and not open to it 7% 9% 5% 7% 5% 10% 6% 8% 6% 2%
38   No answer 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 0%
39 Express physical affection to male friends, like hugging, rubbing shoulders                      
40   Often 14% 21% 11% 11% 12% 17% 11% 17% 10% 44%
41   Sometimes 28% 25% 31% 25% 29% 27% 29% 27% 29% 23%
42   Rarely 25% 19% 28% 30% 27% 21% 27% 23% 27% 20%
43   Never, but open to it 10% 14% 7% 9% 9% 11% 8% 11% 9% 11%
44   Never, and not open to it 22% 21% 23% 23% 22% 23% 24% 20% 25% 2%
45   No answer 1% 0% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0%
46 Cry                      
47   Often 7% 13% 5% 3% 6% 10% 3% 12% 4% 26%
48   Sometimes 33% 35% 33% 30% 33% 32% 32% 33% 30% 48%
49   Rarely 38% 30% 42% 41% 41% 32% 42% 34% 41% 23%
50   Never, but open to it 10% 8% 10% 12% 11% 8% 11% 8% 11% 2%
51   Never, and not open to it 9% 14% 6% 6% 6% 15% 7% 10% 10% 1%
52   No answer 4% 0% 4% 9% 4% 3% 5% 3% 5% 1%
53 Get in a physical fight with another person                      
54   Often 2% 5% 1% 0% 0% 5% 1% 3% 2% 5%
55   Sometimes 5% 10% 2% 5% 5% 5% 4% 6% 4% 4%
56   Rarely 23% 22% 26% 17% 22% 25% 24% 21% 25% 14%
57   Never, but open to it 19% 19% 21% 14% 20% 17% 21% 17% 19% 16%
58   Never, and not open to it 50% 43% 50% 64% 52% 47% 49% 52% 50% 61%
59   No answer 1% 2% 1% 1% 0% 3% 0% 2% 1% 0%
60 Have sexual relations with women, including anything from kissing to sex                      
61   Often 37% 41% 39% 28% 39% 34% 45% 29% 42% 12%
62   Sometimes 26% 11% 31% 34% 25% 27% 27% 24% 28% 6%
63   Rarely 13% 14% 12% 16% 14% 12% 12% 14% 13% 8%
64   Never, but open to it 10% 19% 6% 9% 9% 13% 7% 15% 8% 25%
65   Never, and not open to it 11% 16% 10% 9% 11% 13% 7% 17% 6% 47%
66   No answer 2% 0% 2% 4% 2% 2% 2% 1% 2% 2%
67 Have sexual relations with men, including anything from kissing to sex                      
68   Often 5% 10% 4% 1% 4% 8% 1% 9% 0% 41%
69   Sometimes 4% 6% 4% 2% 3% 7% 2% 7% 2% 21%
70   Rarely 3% 6% 2% 1% 4% 2% 1% 6% 2% 18%
71   Never, but open to it 6% 12% 3% 6% 5% 8% 4% 9% 3% 17%
72   Never, and not open to it 80% 65% 86% 86% 83% 74% 91% 68% 92% 2%
73   No answer 1% 0% 1% 4% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%
74 Watch sports of any kind                      
75   Often 38% 29% 41% 44% 38% 38% 44% 32% 42% 19%
76   Sometimes 25% 19% 28% 28% 25% 24% 26% 23% 28% 10%
77   Rarely 18% 24% 16% 15% 18% 18% 14% 22% 14% 41%
78   Never, but open to it 5% 7% 4% 6% 6% 5% 6% 5% 5% 7%
79   Never, and not open to it 13% 20% 11% 7% 12% 14% 9% 17% 10% 23%
80   No answer 1% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 0%
81 Work out                      
82   Often 21% 30% 16% 20% 19% 25% 17% 26% 21% 24%
83   Sometimes 32% 31% 36% 24% 31% 36% 34% 30% 34% 23%
84   Rarely 28% 25% 28% 29% 28% 26% 29% 26% 27% 33%
85   Never, but open to it 10% 7% 12% 9% 12% 6% 11% 9% 9% 10%
86   Never, and not open to it 7% 7% 5% 13% 8% 5% 7% 7% 6% 8%
87   No answer 2% 0% 2% 6% 2% 2% 3% 1% 2% 1%
88 See a therapist                      
89   Often 5% 9% 4% 1% 4% 5% 4% 6% 4% 12%
90   Sometimes 9% 10% 9% 8% 9% 9% 8% 10% 8% 9%
91   Rarely 15% 11% 17% 14% 15% 14% 17% 13% 15% 22%
92   Never, but open to it 37% 35% 39% 35% 38% 34% 38% 35% 38% 36%
93   Never, and not open to it 32% 36% 28% 38% 31% 34% 31% 34% 33% 22%
94   No answer 2% 0% 3% 4% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 0%
95 Feel lonely or isolated                      
96   Often 17% 24% 17% 7% 17% 18% 11% 24% 14% 32%
97   Sometimes 29% 32% 31% 20% 28% 33% 28% 31% 30% 30%
98   Rarely 31% 26% 30% 43% 36% 21% 35% 27% 32% 28%
99   Never, but open to it 5% 3% 6% 6% 4% 7% 6% 4% 5% 3%
100   Never, and not open to it 15% 15% 14% 21% 14% 18% 17% 13% 17% 5%

Next page

Advanced export

JSON shape: default, array

CSV options:

CREATE TABLE "masculinity-survey/masculinity-survey" (
"AMONG ADULT MEN" REAL,
  "Unnamed: 1" REAL,
  "Adult Men" REAL,
  "Age" TEXT,
  "Unnamed: 4" TEXT,
  "Unnamed: 5" TEXT,
  "Race" TEXT,
  "Unnamed: 7" TEXT,
  "Children" TEXT,
  "Unnamed: 9" TEXT,
  "Sexual Orientation" TEXT,
  "Unnamed: 11" TEXT
)
Powered by Datasette · Query took 51.84ms · Data license: CC Attribution 4.0 License · Data source: fivethirtyeight/data on GitHub