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Demographic surveys: Who and where are BCB readers?

Plus, a bonus question!

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I’ve done some of these surveys before and it seems like a good time to do it again, as we go through an offseason so far bereft of Cubs signings.

So, I’m going to pose two demographic questions here: First, where you are from, and second, your age (within ranges). The first is interesting because Cubs fans might be spread farther away from the team’s home area than most fans due to the decades-long reach of WGN-TV. I know we’ve got readers here from the UK and Europe (I met some of you in London last summer!) and I’d like to know where everyone else is from.

Second, most websites of this type tend to skew to younger readers. BCB is different, and I think that’s largely because I’m older than most folks who write blogs like this. That tends to attract similar people, I think.

Lastly, we are all here because we are Cubs fans. But many of you — I’d say probably most — likely have a second team you like and root for when they’re not playing the Cubs. I’m curious as to which team is the “second favorite” of most BCB readers.

Please answer honestly. This data is just for BCB use, and to share with you, and won’t be shared with anyone else. NOTE! If you are reading this via Google AMP or Apple News, you will have to go to a desktop browser to vote in the polls here.

So have at it, and also feel free to use this as an open thread today, of course within site rules.

Poll

Select the group your age fits in.

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Under 18
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    18-24
    (6 votes)
  • 5%
    25-34
    (61 votes)
  • 17%
    35-44
    (182 votes)
  • 26%
    45-54
    (268 votes)
  • 23%
    55-64
    (238 votes)
  • 18%
    65-74
    (191 votes)
  • 6%
    75 or older
    (65 votes)
1017 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Where do you, the BCB reader, live?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    City of Chicago
    (66 votes)
  • 4%
    Elsewhere in Cook County, Illinois
    (49 votes)
  • 2%
    DuPage County, Illinois
    (30 votes)
  • 1%
    McHenry County, Illinois
    (11 votes)
  • 1%
    Lake County, Illinois
    (20 votes)
  • 1%
    Kane County, Illinois
    (15 votes)
  • 1%
    Will County, Illinois
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    Lake or Porter County, Indiana
    (7 votes)
  • 7%
    Illinois outside the counties/cities listed above
    (75 votes)
  • 5%
    Indiana outside the counties listed above
    (57 votes)
  • 3%
    Iowa
    (37 votes)
  • 2%
    Wisconsin
    (31 votes)
  • 2%
    Michigan
    (31 votes)
  • 17%
    Eastern time zone USA (except Michigan and Indiana)
    (188 votes)
  • 16%
    Central time zone USA (except Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin)
    (173 votes)
  • 4%
    Mountain time zone USA (except Arizona)
    (44 votes)
  • 2%
    Arizona
    (28 votes)
  • 10%
    Pacific time zone USA
    (108 votes)
  • 0%
    Alaska
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Hawaii
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Canada
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Caribbean/Central America/Mexico
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    South America
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    United Kingdom
    (14 votes)
  • 1%
    Europe (except UK)
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    Africa/Middle East
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Asia
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Australia/New Zealand
    (3 votes)
1045 votes total Vote Now

Poll

The Cubs are obviously your favorite team, as a reader of this site. Which MLB team is your second favorite?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Angels
    (11 votes)
  • 1%
    Astros
    (14 votes)
  • 1%
    Athletics
    (10 votes)
  • 1%
    Blue Jays
    (14 votes)
  • 3%
    Braves
    (38 votes)
  • 1%
    Brewers
    (15 votes)
  • 2%
    Cardinals
    (20 votes)
  • 2%
    Diamondbacks
    (27 votes)
  • 1%
    Dodgers
    (15 votes)
  • 1%
    Giants
    (19 votes)
  • 1%
    Guardians
    (14 votes)
  • 3%
    Mariners
    (35 votes)
  • 0%
    Marlins
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Mets
    (6 votes)
  • 1%
    Nationals
    (11 votes)
  • 3%
    Orioles
    (30 votes)
  • 1%
    Padres
    (15 votes)
  • 1%
    Phillies
    (14 votes)
  • 1%
    Pirates
    (16 votes)
  • 1%
    Rangers
    (18 votes)
  • 2%
    Rays
    (25 votes)
  • 1%
    Reds
    (15 votes)
  • 4%
    Red Sox
    (47 votes)
  • 1%
    Rockies
    (16 votes)
  • 3%
    Royals
    (31 votes)
  • 2%
    Tigers
    (28 votes)
  • 3%
    Twins
    (38 votes)
  • 6%
    White Sox
    (65 votes)
  • 1%
    Yankees
    (16 votes)
  • 36%
    No "second favorite" — I only like the Cubs
    (369 votes)
998 votes total Vote Now