Monday, February 26, 2007

Christian Blogger's Survey

It all started out so innocently. I found out about a survey of Christian bloggers and thought i'd help out by donating a few minutes of my time for the cause of research. I've been on the other side of surveys and been quite frustrated by low response rates, so i try to return surveys when i can. But now apparently i've obligated myself to post the results of the survey and the list of all the other bloggers who participated.

I guess i shouldn't complain - free material to update my blog! And i think i'm already seeing more traffic from other people who posted the link to my site, so perhaps its the least i can do :) Unfortunately, however, the link to the full results of the survey doesn't work anymore. (Guess i waited too long) The best i can do now is the results summary still available on the surveyer's blog. First is the results, then my comment about them and the researcher's reply, and then the list of participants.

2007 Christian Bloggers Survey Results Announced

By Cory Miller | February 21, 2007 |

I’m delighted to FINALLY release the results of the 2007 Christian Bloggers Survey that I helped do in partnership with Rick Warren’s Ministry Toolbox and with the generous help of Element Fusion’s Icebrrg online forms website today.

Here are some snapshots of the survey:

  • Total Number of Blogs In Survey: 367 blogs
  • Most Popular Blogging Platform: Blogger with 184; WordPress was next with 77
  • Length of Blogging Tenure: 122 blogging for one to six months; followed close by 121 who have been blogging one to two years
  • Frequency of Posting: 175 indicated “one to 10 times a month”
  • Gender: 309 were males
  • Age: 136 are between 31 to 40 years old
  • Ministry role: 128 respondents were “senior pastors”

Joy on February 22, 2007 6:50 am

I’m one of the minority of female, non-senior pastors who responded to your survey. You may have thought of this, but if Rick Warren’s newsletter is the only place you announced your survey, that’s probably why you got a majority of sr. pastors responding. I would imagine few staff pastors read it because most of us work in a specific field that’s not heavily addressed in that newsletter.

  • Cory Miller on February 22, 2007 7:47 am

    Joy, yes, it definitely wasn’t scientific or an all-encompassing survey. We relied on the traffic from and this site as well as those who were gracious enough to promote it.

    I’m hoping for more next year … and with your help and others … a more complete response.

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    Christian Blogger Survey participants

    The bloggers below participated in the Christian Bloggers Survey.






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