A while back, I asked my readers to tell me how old they are and participation in the accompanying poll was quite high. So, here are the results:
(The polling service rounds up to the nearest percent so this may not exactly come out to 100% but, come on, we’re hardly Gallup here.)
Pre-teen: 0.2% (Used a fraction here because there was a small response that rounded to zero but I think they should be included.)
One thing that jumped out at me is that over half of you are under 50 and a solid chunk of you are in the Millennial age range. So much for “Millennials are killing old movies” and other such nonsense.
The 50-59 age group has the highest piece of the pie but generally, the ages are pretty evenly spread between 20 and 69. In my opinion, it’s healthy and desirable for a fandom to have a variety of ages so that it will have the advantages of both youth and vigor AND old age and treachery.
(I am willing to bet that a good number of the 50s age group were introduced to silent films by the Hollywood miniseries, which first aired in 1980.)
So, we have most of the generations well-represented here and I am tickled pink about it. You’re never too young or too old to love the silent era.
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