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Old 02-23-2015, 03:53 PM
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Lightbulb Looking for good survey data

I'm curious about statistics on existing polyamorous relationships, especially in regard to structure, gender of participants, ages, interests/fetishes, individual level of fulfillment/happiness.

I've looked at a couple of surveys and found them not so comprehensive or just lacking many attributes I'm interested in.

If one like this exists that anyone knows of, please point me in that direction. Otherwise I will probably develop my own.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:41 PM
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I'd be interested in a survey like that. Research is being done on polyamory, but a great deal of work remains to be done. I think part of the problem is it's hard to find practicing polyamorists who'll take a survey, but also, polyamory probably just isn't getting much attention from the scientific community.

Someone is currently doing a survey, and you can have them email you their results, but I don't think what they're doing is as comprehensive as what you're looking for. I don't know of anything that comprehensive that has been done -- yet.

You'd need a decent amount of participants to do this type of research ... I don't know what's the best way to recruit people.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:52 PM
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Check out Elisabeth Sheff's work. She is a sociologist who has studied poly individuals and families for over a decade.
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