The CP Army Census 2014 – Results

KLONDIKE, CPA Central Headquarters — In this year’s Census, 60% more turned out to fill out the forms compared to 2011, bringing the number of participants this year to almost 400. We’re here to share the results of what was a very successful Census. 

Some of you may have noticed that the forms came down earlier today; I have been working with many others here at CPA Central to put together the results and release them. A whopping 393 members of the community filled out the Required Form, and 245 went the extra mile and filled out the Optional Form. At almost 400 total participants and almost two-thirds of those participants filling out both forms, I am very happy with the results of the 2014 Census and think army leaders, CPAWM’s staff and the entire community should be as well.

All of your answers were statisticalized, as I stated in the initial posts announcing the Census. One the names on Club Penguin and Xat were removed, statistics from both CPA Central and SM Army Press were but into two separate workbooks, one for the Optional Form and one for the Required Form. A quick shout-out to the folks over at SMAP for being a great help with advertising and sponsoring the Census; many of our participants did fill out forms on S/M Army Press. Also thanks to everyone at CPAC who did the not-too-fun job of soliciting participation — you guys did great.

Graphs were not too hard to make from there on out. The only thing to note before reading below is that for graphs such as the main army/organization and first army, a few changes were made. Those armies who did not have around the number eight did not receive representation on the graphs. If you put two armies or organizations, either a.) the first was selected or b.) the army who was getting represented would be used, i.e. if you put Redemption Force and Ice Warriors, you’d be counted for IW as the Redemption Force was being filed into the “Other” category. Strictly hypothetical example. Without further adieu, the graphs are below.

Required Form Statistics

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It’s likely some of those claiming to join in 2005 and 2006 didn’t actually, but there are also some interesting things that can be taken from this first question. If you divide the 10 years of Club Penguin in half, 75% of armies joined Club Penguin before 2011. This has more to do with recruiting, as seen in the graph below.

required2The year in which people joined Club Penguin Armies is only a little over half in the first five years, with significant contributions to recruiting happening in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Of the three most recent years, 2013 especially had an influx in army recruits, which could be attributed to the introduction of the auto-typer, the rise of the AUSIA community, and people like Elmikey pushing for huge amounts of new recruits in armies.

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This graph is also very interesting. Not only are 50% of armies recruited from Club Penguin, but a whopping 91% were brought into this community without the use of newly-argued methods such as chat recruiting. What this seems to suggest is that while chat recruiting works for some time, the members a.) don’t stay and b.) due to our recent bannings on tracker chats, chat recruiting has become much harder.

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This graph wasn’t too surprising. The Army of Club Penguin, which reigned unarguably dominant until their fall in 2012, made up for over a quarter of our members’ first army. Also, with ACP’s recently successful AUSIA Division, it is no surprise they make up so much of this list. The Rebel Penguin Federation, known for its recent almost baby boom of recruits, makes up 10%, a statistic they weren’t even close to in 2011. Strong showings are also seen from the Ice Warriors and Nachos.

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Comparing this graph to the one above and looking at it alone are both interesting. ACP’s static percentage at 26% seems to argue that many recruits stay with the army, while the changing of the RPF-DW stats from 10-6 to 7-7 give a peek into the migration of some RPF recruits with Elmikey when he was fired from the Rebel Penguin Federation. Notably, CPA Central has its first appearance on this chart and the only news site to make it, with 3% of armies identify with a news site as their main organization.

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Not surprisingly, Eastern Standard Time once again reigns supreme by huge margins, thought not as large as before. Between GMT, CET, and IT, the European side of armies makes up about 20% of the community, a similar statistic to the 2011 polling (note some “Other” were European.) Also, the rise of AUSIA is represented here, with IST taking 4% and other Australian and Asian Time Zones making the graph, for a total of 11%.

Optional Form Statistics

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This graph only highlights something we, as a community, have failed to do: attract girls. With e-dating in armies always centering around the same females, it isn’t surprising why: according to this chart, 90% of armies are Male. This is a community about warfare and fighting so this makes sense, but this doesn’t mean notable females have not come and gone in this community.

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The age chart shows that the average army member is 14, up from 11-12 in 2011 and undoubtedly even younger in the earliest years. Also, ages 13-17 make up over two-thirds of the community, with the youngest ages (8, 9 and 10), as well as 18+, making up the other 25%. It will be interesting to see if the mean age only keeps growing in armies if this census is taking again in another three years.

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Unfortunately, this graph isn’t too surprising. Whites make up 68% of armies, with other groups taking a little over a quarter. Notably, Asian and Indian now make up 15% of armies, likely as a result of the rise of AUSIA Divisions.

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A whopping 94% of armies identify themselves as Straight, though the percentage of those identify as Gay/Bisexual could be as high as 14%. As an internet community, it’s not unlikely that we attract minorities, so the percentage of Gay/Bisexuals in the community may be much higher than the 5% shown above.

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As in the real world, Christianity takes the majority in this poll with 59%. Representative of the new generation, however, Atheist/Agnostic takes a quarter of the overall poll. Other religions make up the other 16%, which may be due to the large influence of CP Armies in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom and its rather new influence in other countries.

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This chart also represents a change in the world and a changing generation, with Liberals taking the majority in this poll. Conservatives are falling from influence, with Libertarian and Socialist combined (24%) overtaking the Conservative ranking. Other political parties, most likely in countries where these parties aren’t common, identify as Other.

The 2014 Census has been very successful, drawing in almost 60% higher participation than 2011’s Census, and all who worked to make it happen here at CPA Central, over at SM Army Press and throughout the community should be proud and deserve our thanks. It is only my hope that this provides important statistics for army leaders to direct their recruiting and event scheduling basis to focus on what they need to improve on. Hopefully, in 2017, we’ll do this again. I don’t know about you, but I’m pulling for armies to last until then. 

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CPA Central CEO

 

 

102 Responses

  1. First and wow I’m part of the 3 percent of Jews

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  2. The average age of people in CP Armies is definitely going up… 28% over 16 😛

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    • And considering almost 75% of the community is above CP’s “target age group”, I’d say that’s definitely true. We did have very strong response rates by retirees too though so that number might also be misleadingly high.

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  3. LOL
    “ASEXUAL”

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  4. Not gonna lie, but I think 5% Gays in the community is probably accurate, The rest probably left cause of kids like waterkid and shit.

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  5. I actually did join in 2010 so at least I’m honest. /_/

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  6. 15% of current members did not join in 2006

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  7. #sausagefest

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  8. Way to lie to a census, enjoy burning in eternal prison

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  9. I personally say we should do this again next year in order to compare data far better than in a 3 year period.

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  10. LOL How much do you want to bet these ‘Socialists’ have no f’kn clue what being socialist means?

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  11. 2007 2007 2007 2007 let’s gooo

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  12. I think i’m one of the few people that actually joined CP in 2006.

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  13. I joined CP In 2006, I had a penguin named Voncheifer until around 2008. I got bored and then around 2009 or so I made a new one because I forgot the password and then I joined ACP later that year.

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  14. One of the few who joined DCP as their first army. woo.

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  15. Oh come on, do you honestly expect this “political” thing to be accurate in a community for teenagers and younger? I bet most of the people who voted in that one don’t even know what any of those things mean.

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  16. chat recruited ftw

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  17. I loled at those percentange of gay/bi and asexuals

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  18. i cant tell if i voted straight or asexual
    ehh

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  19. Good job gays!

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  20. #WWfirstarmy4lyfe

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  21. Apart from the political one, this was a fairly successful survey. Well done to those who organised it.

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  22. Says they joined in 2006
    >
    Says they joined CP Armies in 2013.
    How low is that?

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    • I joined CP around Summer 2007, and I did know about armies, but just never really liked them. It got annoying when there were a lot of penguins in your way, and you couldn’t see the room much. When that CP mod released that post about armies on his personal blog, I decided to check them out again, and here we are today. Maybe that’s what happened with those people, but I bet most are 9 – 12 year olds lying.

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  23. This is awesome. 👍

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  24. wooo 10% CP army women unite! Lol I’m actually pretty surprised it was that low, I figured more like 30-40%

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  25. Well this census all tells us that we…… lie.

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  26. Your site is now being advertised on the Club Penguin Army Advertising site. Use this site to find links to other armies. Check out the R.I.P. page for armies that have fallen.
    http://clubpenguinarmyadvertising.wordpress.com/

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  27. your right Crose003.I was surprised at the gender results girls rule!

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  28. If you were a Libertarian, Traditional Chinese/Japanese Asexual Middle-Eastern girl who was 9 and living in IT Timezone, whose first army was GD but is in CPPA, and joined CP in 2014- You’d be the rarest person in armies.

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  29. I am a socialist (if Hoxhaism is still considered socialism.)

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  30. All i have to say is, White power…

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  31. Gay is against the bible so why put it in there?

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    • Just because something is “against the Bible” does not make it wrong, nor does it make someone any less of a person.

      The Bible is a story like any other book, and while, yes, its advice is sometimes good, it contains a great many antiquated and harmful beliefs that have no place in modern society (one of those being the notion that being gay is wrong).

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      • Ok my mistake.I don’t mind

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      • The bible is not just a book,It is the book of God!If it is against the bible,it is against god and you will go to hell.

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        • And you’re so cocksure to assume that you are safe from that threat because you’re what you consider a “superior human”? How can you know you won’t be joining those 5% on that ride for being so god damn ignorant?

          I realize you’ve probably been spoon-fed conservatism from age four, but let me tell you that not everyone has your beliefs, not everyone interprets the Bible the way you — or, more likely, your parents — do, and not everyone believes doctrine can’t be affected by changing times. In case you didn’t know, the basic, fundamental teaching of God was to love. That requires no interpretation, and unlike what the conservatives claim is proof God hates gays, the message of love is repeated and beaten into your skull throughout the entire Bible. If you can’t love everyone, how are you fulfilling that mission?

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    • “They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.” — Ephesians 4:18

      Ignorance is against the Bible but we still allowed you to take part.

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    • Stupid is against the Burn Book. Why advocate it?

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  32. -_______- wat hapenin here? bomb blast? eh?

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