Both surveys were conducted between the 22nd and 24th of May 2008. For the blood type survey, 506 people completed the online survey, including 30 people who didn’t know their blood type. 55.7% of the sample were male, 12.3% in their twenties, 48.2% in their thirties, 28.7% in their forties, and 10.9% of other ages. For the astrology survey, 504 people completed the online survey. 55.3% of the sample were male, 12.3% in their twenties, 48.2% in their thirties, 28.6% in their forties, and 10.9% of other ages. All respondents were members of the free mail forwarding service CLUB BBQ.
It should be rather obvious where I stand on the issue, but I must admit to watching and enjoying the blood type race every weekday morning at about 9:50 at the end of Toku Da Ne. It’s quite fun to watch just to see if my wife or I win, and the advice is usually quite silly, although I always suspect she takes it rather more seriously than me.
Regarding Q2, my wife was convinced that I was type B, and she knew she was an A, as they both fitted her image of our personalities, but when we had a health check a few years ago, the results came back with different blood types for both of us.
Q1: Have you ever had, read a blood type fortune, blood type divination? (Sample size=506)
Yes No Type A
67.4% 32.6% Type B
78.6% 21.4% Type O
69.7% 30.3% Type AB
69.2% 30.8% Male
56.7% 43.3% Female
The spike for type Bs might be due to that type being seen as the worst type.
Q2: Have you ever had predicted “That person must be blood type X”? (Sample size=506)
Yes No Type A
73.6% 26.4% Type B
76.8% 23.2% Type O
65.9% 34.1% Type AB
74.4% 25.6% Male
60.6% 39.4% Female
Q3: Do you think there is a relationship between blood type and character? (Sample size=506)
Considerable relationship Some relationship No relationship Type A
12.4% 58.5% 29.0% Type B
14.3% 61.6% 24.1% Type O
15.2% 49.2% 35.6% Type AB
5.1% 61.5% 33.3% Male
11.3% 51.4% 37.2% Female
13.8% 62.9% 23.2%
Type AB is supposed to be the best type, so is it modesty preventing a lot of people admitting a strong relationship?
Now, we move on to fortune telling.
Q4: When there is a good outcome from fortune telling do you believe it? (Sample size=504)
Mostly believe it Believe it a little Don’t believe it All 9.7% 54.2% 36.1% Male
7.5% 49.6% 42.9% Female
12.5% 59.8% 27.7%
Q5: When there is a bad outcome from fortune telling do you believe it? (Sample size=504)
Mostly believe it Believe it a little Don’t believe it All 3.4% 40.7% 56.0% Male
2.5% 36.8% 60.7% Female
4.5% 45.5% 50.0%
Q6: From where have you obtained a fortune telling? (Sample size=504, multiple answer)
Television 55.8% 49.6% 63.4% Book, magazine 43.7% 29.6% 61.2% PC-based internet site 33.9% 23.2% 47.3% Omikuji, temple fortune telling 25.4% 17.9% 34.8% Mobile phone site 13.3% 8.9% 18.8% Newspaper 12.9% 8.9% 17.9% Fortune teller 9.9% 3.2% 18.3% Blog gadget 2.4% 1.8% 3.1% Radio 2.2% 1.4% 3.1% Other 1.2% 0.7% 1.8% Don’t look at them 19.0% 26.8% 9.4%