Survey: Familiarity with Other Genres: Results
The results are in!
Thank you to the 224 of you who took this survey. Here’s a PDF with the complete results: Summary. For the visually inclined, here’s a graph:
- Even though Inspirational Music as a genre essentially no longer exists, at least as it was known from the mid-70s through mid-90s, my hunch was correct: Its numbers are the strongest outside of Southern Gospel itself.
- There were only four artists with 100% name ID: Gold City, Legacy Five, Sandi Patti, and Carrie Underwood.
- Over half of the responses came during the first 24 hours. Most of you who answered right off were this site’s loyal readers , before other sites linked here and sent their readers over to join in the fun. I bring that up because, for over 24 hours after the survey’s launch, all seven of the Southern Gospel artists had 100% name ID.
- Familiarity with CCM was about where I expected. Casting Crowns and Jars of Clay were the only two artists where double digit percentages of you own one or more of their projects. On the other side of the spectrum, roughly 4/5 of this site’s readers have never heard a song by Francesca Battiselli, who just won a Dove Award for Female Vocalist of the Year (and 68% have never heard of her, at least till now).
- I had to smile at the remarkably low numbers for Inspirational artist Annie Herring. Her “never heard of” numbers would probably be half as high if I’d mentioned the group she fronted, the 2nd Chapter of Acts. (I named her individually because her solo work was Inspirational, while the group work was early CCM.)
- This blog has a reader with a complete collection from the infamous rapper Eminem?
- One figure jumps out from the SG section: Double-digit percentages, more than twice as much as the next closest, have never heard a song by the Collingsworth Family!
Any other observations from these numbers?