...but I personally have come across literally hundreds of SM fans in my life and the vast majority of the fans...
Personally, I'm an Arch Demiurge of seventeen Galactic Unions, and from my infinite personal experience of communicating with millions of intelligent species I can confirm that overwhelming majority of Sailor Moon are, in fact, three-horned wombats from planet X8564. When we refuse to accept reality and facts, and substitute them with unsourced claims from "our personal experience" we can claim whatever we want, right?
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We're merely pointing out you have too small of a sample size to extrapolate that data to the larger public.
I have addressed that issue above already by pointing out that every poll inevitably have a sampling error. Which doesn't make it false in any way - until and unless proven so. To prove polls or statistics to be false one would have to provide more accurate statistics and more accurate poll results (if there are any), not unsourced "from my personal experience" claims.
And the vast majority of the world's population are LGBT right? According to your pathetic logic, we should just take every poll as if it's "accurate" even if the results are only just based on a measly 20 or 80 people in a world full of billions of people, sure how "reliable" that is LOL.
You may argue that I don't have any concrete proof to contradict the results of that pathetic poll, but guess what, you have no concrete proof that the results of that poll are accurate either. There may not be a poll or survey conducted yet for the demographics of the SM fandom that has a much larger number of voters or participants, but even a 10 year old child would understand that 80 people do NOT represent a fandom full of thousands (maybe even millions) of people.
If you are so convinced that the results from that poll are an "accurate" representation of the SM fandom, then why don't you go find an actual reliable or creditable poll or survey for the SM fandom demographic that has at least 100,000 votes, 80 votes is pathetic and it means absolutely nothing and shouldn't even be taken seriously. Even 100,000 votes wouldn't be enough, because the SM fandom is even bigger than that, much bigger. But at least it would give us a much clearer idea than a measly 80 votes.
Even you admitted that every poll has a sampling error so how can you be so sure that the results from that poll are accurate and is to be believed?
The reality is, we would never be sure about the specific demographics of the SM fandom unless every single SM fan living on this planet
has been surveyed in 1 big massive poll, and there's literally hundreds of thousands of SM fans out there. Sampling polls only give us a rough idea or estimate of a certain portion of the fandom, but they're never completely accurate or reliable. The problem with that poll is that it's just too small and insignificant, it has so few votes, it doesn't even come close to having enough votes to make it even remotely reliable or creditable. I just can't take that poll seriously at all, and it shouldn't be taken seriously, 80 votes is just not enough, not even close, it's much too insufficient.
I think it's pathetic to use such an insignificant poll to judge an entire fandom, the results are absolutely unreliable because it's just a measly poll with just 80 votes. Find me another poll with about 100,000 votes that has the same or similar results, THEN I might give it more credit.
And I know the results are unreliable because like I said, I have seen much more female SM fans than male ones even despite the fact that the poll states the majority of the voters in that stupid poll are male. And I don't care if you believe me or not, whether you want to believe me or not that's your own business, I'm just sharing my own experiences and observations. You can believe whatever you want, but I know better and I'm not that stupid enough to use such a measly poll with just 80 votes to judge an entire fandom full of thousands of fans. If that's what you want to do then go ahead, but I'm smart enough to know better than that.