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POLL - geographic location of our members

  1. North America

    203 vote(s)
    60.4%
  2. Latin America

    3 vote(s)
    0.9%
  3. Europe

    79 vote(s)
    23.5%
  4. Islamic world (ie N. Africa and Middle East)

    10 vote(s)
    3.0%
  5. Africa (excl above)

    2 vote(s)
    0.6%
  6. Former Soviet Union

    1 vote(s)
    0.3%
  7. East Asia (eg China/ Japan)

    3 vote(s)
    0.9%
  8. South Asia (eg India)

    11 vote(s)
    3.3%
  9. South East Asia (eg Malesia/ Indonesia)

    8 vote(s)
    2.4%
  10. Australia and Oceania

    16 vote(s)
    4.8%
  1. Oct 4, 2003 #1

    Monique

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    This poll is to determine the global localization of all our members.

    Physicsforums has a worldwide network of participant of all ages and cultures, it would be interesting to evaluate where they are from. I tried to come up with a fair map of the world, which I eventually based on social/cultural boundaries from a geography book.


    Make a choice and mention in a post which country you are from exactly, and gender would be nice too :)

    THANKS!
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2003
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  3. Oct 4, 2003 #2

    Monique

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    Me: female, from the Netherlands
     
  4. Oct 4, 2003 #3

    iansmith

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    Male from Canada
     
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  6. Oct 4, 2003 #5
    Male, Morgantown WV, US
     
  7. Oct 4, 2003 #6

    krab

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    Male; Canada
     
  8. Oct 4, 2003 #7
    female, new england US
     
  9. Oct 4, 2003 #8
    One question, why is it "important"?
     
  10. Oct 4, 2003 #9
    Mistake

    I'm a male from Singapore in Southeast Asia.

    Just want to point out something... you spelt Malaysia wrongly.
     
  11. Oct 5, 2003 #10
    Male, Australia
     
  12. Oct 5, 2003 #11
    This is a cheesy way to try to get dates, you know...
     
  13. Oct 5, 2003 #12
    Male, England/UK
     
  14. Oct 5, 2003 #13

    Monique

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    Very funny, Zero. This poll will tell us something about our audience. I am sure we have many non-North American people, and I would like to know how many and from where. The importance, for instance could lie in planning future chat events.

    And for the gender, I am more interested to find out how many females are in this science community, since right now I can count us on one hand..

    I'd also like to find out whether there are any other Dutch people here, otherwise I have some serious recruiting to do.

    Justified?
     
  15. Oct 5, 2003 #14

    Monique

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    Re: Mistake

    I am sorry, Pandemonium, that was the dutch spelling :) I am not even sure if Oceania is the correct expression, but I guess we'll learn sooner or later since some of our members are Australian :P

    Ah! The poll is locked, I cannot correct the spelling..
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2003
  16. Oct 5, 2003 #15

    Another God

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    Male, Australia

    Yeah, Oceania seems to be pretty normal, and although Australia is often put into Oceania, I don't really think of it that way...Australia seems pretty stand alone to me.

    Another option is 'Australasia', which covers Australia and all the islands up to Asia
     
  17. Oct 5, 2003 #16

    Monique

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    Well, that is why they are both mentioned seperately, although in the same catagorie. What exactly falls into Oceania? New Zeeland?
     
  18. Oct 5, 2003 #17

    Nereid

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    It depends somewhat on who's creating the categories. IMO, the Pacific island states* are there, as is/including New Zealand. Papua New Guinea? Australia??

    Very few people, vast suface area.

    *(not all are fully independent): Fiji, Nauru, Tonga, Samoa, Kiritabi, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Marshall Islands, Palau, Solomons, Federated States of Micronesia, Tahiti (Tuamotu Achipelago), Northern Marianas. Hawaii, American Samoa, and Guam 'belong' to the US; the Galapagos Ecuador.
     
  19. Oct 5, 2003 #18
    Male Canada, and why do you lump all North Americans together? there are differences you know, cultural ones.
     
  20. Oct 5, 2003 #19

    Monique

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    That is true, and I am aware of the cultural difference between people from the US and Canadians, since I've lived in a bordercity where the two countries are only seperated by a river. I'd also have to make a different catagory for people from California vs Mississippi, for instance :)

    But Robin, could you look up for me how many countries there are in this world? It would be impossible to list them all seperately, at least this is an approximation since the US is more culturally alike with Canada, than say, Mexico. And that is also why I ask people to list their countries in their posts. I could make the same case for people from the Netherlands and Germans..

    At least the poll gives a nice global visualization.
     
  21. Oct 5, 2003 #20

    dduardo

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    male, Miami, FL
     
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