BAC Listener Survey Results (unscientific, abridged)

February 8th, 2008 | by Pete |

I was compiling the results to date of the Number One Gun giveaway survey and thought I would share some interesting stats. In addition to recommendations for the show, listeners were asked to indicate how long they’ve been listeners and which BAC bands were their favorites:

• 41 listeners submitted the survey
• 25% female, 75% male participants
• 30% new listeners (< 1 year), 40% intermediate listeners (1-2 years), 30% long-time listeners (2+ years)
• Referred by:  22% Friend, 0% Church/Youth Group, 13% Internet Search, 9% Random Surfing, 42% iTunes, 5% Another Web Site, 4% Relevant Magazine, 0% Print Publication, 0% BAC Flyer, 2% Other

Favorite bands (sorted by popularity):

15+ votes
Sufjan Stevens (46%), Arcade Fire (37%)

10+ votes
John Davis (29%), Eisley (27%)

5+ votes
The Elms (20%), Danielson (17%), Anathallo (15%), Anberlin (12%), Number One Gun (12%)

2+ votes
Iron & Wine, Cold War Kids, Andrew Bird, Andrew Osenga, Menomena, Neko Case, Over the Rhine, The Myriad, The Polyphonic Spree, Deas Veil, Psalters, The Canvas Waiting, Page France, My Morning Jacket, John Black, St. Vincent, Brand New, Derek Webb, The Mint, Half-Handed Cloud, Earthsuit

1 vote
Leaving Araby, Romantica, The Lassie Foundation, Elliott Smith, Jars of Clay, Tyler James, Family Force 5, The Snake The Cross The Crown, Sam Cooke, The Southern Sea, Fabric, Pedro the Lion, Rosie Thomas, Spoken, Xavier Rudd, Judee Sill, This Holiday Life, Agents of Future, Bodies of Water, Brent Cashell, Joy Electric, Mutemath, Baron Von Bear, Son Lux, Love Drug, Listener, Stavesacre, The Frames, They Might Be Giants, Caroline Faust, Velvet Underground, Starflyer 59, Discover America

Again, this was neither scientific nor random, but it does give an interesting snapshot of the Bored-Again community. Perhaps most interesting it the favorites break-out. I knew Sufjan would be popular, but I thought he would outright dominate the list. It’s amazing how many unique favorites there were, stylistically all over the place. We have a good balance, too, of new and longtime listeners as well as male and female listeners.

It’s still not too late to get registered in the Number One Gun cd giveaway and complete the survey. And be sure to listen for your requests in future shows!

  • gustave

    is arcade fire christian?