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Surprise! Reddit is mostly dudes
At least according to a new study from Pew
 
Just doing a little brogramming.
Just doing a little brogramming. Maximilian Schönherr/dpa/Corbis

As if the disproportionate popularity of subreddits like men's rights and League of Legends weren't evidence enough, a new study from Pew Internet Research confirms what we've suspected all along: Reddit is mostly dudes.

According to the survey of 2,252 American adults, 15 percent of all male internet users between the ages of 18 and 29 say they use Reddit in some capacity, versus just 5 percent of women in the same age range.

Those numbers drop sharply in the 30-to-49 demographic: 8 percent of men use the site versus 5 percent of women. Overall, researchers found that 6 percent of all American adults on the internet use Reddit.

One of the more interesting findings, though, may be that Reddit could be less white than previously believed. The team found that 5 percent of non-Hispanic whites surveyed said they use the so-called "front page of the internet," compared with 4 percent of non-Hispanic blacks and 11 percent of Hispanics. It should be noted that the number of whites surveyed (1,331 total) was far larger than the number of blacks (207) and Hispanics (196).

In any case, feel free to feign outrage with your favorite reaction GIF down below.

(Via Pew)

 
Chris Gayomali is the science and technology editor for TheWeek.com. Sometimes he writes about other stuff. His work has also appeared in TIME, Men's JournalEsquire, and The Atlantic.

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