Secrets to take to the grave

Advertisement

Do you have secrets to take to the grave? graph of japanese statisticsiShare often make me smile with the curious topics they investigate, and this one is no exception, what secrets people want to take to the grave.

Demographics

Between the 3rd and 6th of August 2010 415 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.8% of the sample were male, 33.7% in their twenties, 32.8% in their thirties, and 33.5% in their forties.

I’ve probably got one, no two, secrets that I’ll never mention; one is bad, the other is just embarrassing. That’s really about all I’m prepared to say regarding this survey!

Research results

Q1: Do you have secrets that you cannot mention to people close to you which want to take to the grave? (Sample size=415)

 AllMale
N=219
Female
N=196
Yes (to SQ1, SQ2)42.2%40.2%44.4%
No (to SQ3)57.8%59.8%55.6%

Q1SQ1: What kinds of secrets are they? (Sample size=175, multiple answer)

 AllMale
N=88
Female
N=87
About love57.1%51.1%63.2%
About illness9.1%9.1%9.2%
About family9.1%8.0%10.3%
About work8.6%6.8%10.3%
About crime7.4%9.1%5.7%
About my birth5.7%6.8%4.6%
About debts5.7%5.7%5.7%
Other22.9%22.7%23.0%

Q1SQ2: Would you want to anonymously tell your secrets to an unknown third party? (Sample size=175)

 AllMale
N=88
Female
N=87
Really want to2.3%1.1%3.4%
Perhaps want to15.4%13.6%17.2%
Don’t want to82.3%85.2%79.3%

Q1SQ3: Have you got secrets that you don’t want to take to the grave, yet don’t really want people close to you to learn about? (Sample size=240)

 AllMale
N=131
Female
N=109
Yes33.3%27.5%40.4%
No66.7%72.5%59.6%
Read more on: ,,,

1 Comment »

  1. September 4, 2010 @ 07:52

    Maybe PostSecret would be popular in Japan…

Leave a Comment