X-Phile Census

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Fan Survey
Title: X-Phile Census
Surveyor: Emma Keturah
Date(s): 2005, 2008
Medium: online
Fandom(s): The X-Files
External Links: https://sites.google.com/site/emmaketurah/thex-philecensus
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The X-Phile Census (in 2008 also known as The Global X-Phile Census) was a fan run survey conducted by fan Emma Keturah. The goal of the census was to understand who X-Files fans are in 2008, what their nationality, age, season or favorite character is, and etc.

2005 Census

the first census was done in 2005 but unfortunately the results are not waybacked and thus no longer accessible[1]. It is interesting to note that the number of Italian fans in 2005 were second only to fans from the United States as noted by Italian fansite Beyondthesea.it .[2]

2008 Census

The 2008 result were never published either because the creator had to extent the deadline "for a while until I get my hands on a copy of Excel". In June 2009 a fan reached out to Emma and suggested to use the free software Open Office for processing the data but never got a reply.

The word about the 2008 census was spread on several international Philedom communities due to the higher interest in the fandom caused by the second X-Files feature Film I Want To Believe. The news of the survey was spread on pages like the German XFilesMania community[3], Italian fan site Beyondthesea.it and Ecuadorian fan site X Files Fans Ecuador[4] who translated the English questionnaire in their native languages. The initial deadline was November 21st 2008.

Before we start here is a little information:

Data needs to be in by November 21st, 2008. EDIT: Deadline extended for a while until I get my hands on a copy of Excel.

In the interest of data integrity please do not complete this more than once. We want an accurate representation of the fandom, not a competition to see whose ship has the most fans.

Take your time. Please read the form carefully and fill out all sections correctly. It makes my job much easier. This means unless you are asked for multiple answers, please list ONE ONLY! If you list more than one, I will simply take your first answer.

Thank you so much for participating and spread the word!

UPDATE: I've heard a rumour that on Haven someone is saying this is a joke. I assure you it is not. I've already spent hours inputting the data into a table, getting it ready to graph and analyse. Quite frankly it's a lot of work and there is no way I would do it as a joke.

Survey Questions

NAME:

EMAIL:

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AGE:

SEX:

COUNTRY:

ALL TIME FAVOURITE CHARACTER:

FAVOURITE MALE CHARACTER:

FAVOURITE FEMALE CHARACTER:

FAVOURITE SEASON:

FAVOURITE WRITER/WRITING TEAM:

FAVOURITE DIRECTOR (definition):

FAVOURITE EPISODE (one only!):

DO YOU PREFER MYTHOLOGY OR MONSTER OF THE WEEK (MOTW)?:

FAVOURITE STORY ARC (Eg, Scully's Cancer, Scully's Abduction, Mulder's search for Samantha, Colonisation, Super Soldiers, Black Oil, Scully's pregnancy, Mulder's abduction, Baby William...etc):

LEAST FAVOURITE STORY ARC:

LEAST FAVOURITE EPISODE:

LEAST FAVOURITE CHARACTER:

FAVOURITE REGULAR VILLAIN(Eg. CSM, WMM, Krycek, First Elder):

FAVOURITE GUEST VILLAIN (Eg. Tooms, Donald Pfaster, Flukeman):

FAVOURITE GUEST CHARACTER (NOT a villain):

FAVOURITE SHIP:

MOST GOOD LOOKING FEMALE CHARACTER:

MOST GOOD LOOKING MALE CHARACTER:

HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN A FAN?:

ARE YOU A FAN OF THE LONE GUNMEN TV SHOW ALSO?:

FAVOURITE LONE GUNMAN:

HAVE YOU EVER MET UP WITH X-PHILES IN REAL LIFE THAT YOU FIRST KNEW FROM ONLINE?:

HAVE YOU EVER ATTENDED AN OFFICIAL X-FILES CONVENTION/PANEL/Q&A?:

HOW MANY SEASONS DO YOU OWN ON DVD (NON PIRATE)?

DO YOU STILL HAVE X-FILES MERCHANDISE PROUDLY DISPLAYED IN YOUR HOME?:

HAVE YOU EVER WRITTEN X-FILES FANFIC?:

HAVE YOU EVER READ X-FILES FANFIC?:

HAVE YOU EVER MADE AN X-FILES MUSIC VIDEO?:

HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED AN X-FILES MUSIC VIDEO?:

ARE YOU STILL ACTIVE IN THE X-FILES FANDOM (FORUMS/MESSAGEBOARDS/GROUPS)?:

WHERE DO YOU SPEND THE MOST TIME DISCUSSING X-FILES (FACEBOOK GROUPS/HAVEN/OFFICIAL SITE/XFN ETC)?:

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU SEEN 'I WANT TO BELIEVE' IN CINEMAS?:

WOULD YOU LIKE A NEW X-FILES MOVIE?:

HAVE YOU EVER WRITTEN FAN LETTERS TO SOMEONE FROM THE X-FILES?:

LIST UP TO FIVE OF YOUR OTHER FAVOURITE TELEVISION SHOWS:

COMMENT ABOUT THE SHOW AND/OR CENSUS (optional):

References

  1. http://emmaketurah.livejournal.com/134301.html
  2. http://www.beyondthesea.it/news.asp?id=785
  3. http://my-mania.eu/board/thread.php?threadid=9810&threadview=1&hilight=&hilightuser=0&sid=3dc1962979566171ea62ec95f7c0225e&page=1
  4. http://xfilesfansecuador.blogspot.com/2008/10/censo-x-philo.html