Research demographics came up again, in the "Shadow States" thread "...This is pretty much how most theorists have felt about LQG from it's inception." raising majority/minority issues and motivated me to do another arxiv keyword search for String-related papers and LQG-related papers. I came up with the following numbers for years 2000 to date. The last entry, LTM, is for the last twelve months as of 5 March 2004. Code (Text): year String Loop 2000 1491 80 2001 1455 86 2002 1342 111 2003 1074 123 LTM 833 132 the boolean keyword search expression I used for String was string OR brane OR braneworld OR D-brane OR M-theory OR p-brane looking for occurrences in the preprint's abstract. the search expression for Loop-related papers is one I use regularly to check for new pre-prints and have described in another thread. It searches the abstract for occurrences of loop quantum gravity loop quantum cosmology quantum gravity phenomenology discrete quantum gravity canonical quantum gravity spin foam doubly special relativity Readers are welcome make up their own keyword search expressions to put into the arxiv.org engine. They will get different results for sure. I have been finding an increasingly close relation between LQG and DSR, so I include doubly special relativity in my search. You may choose not to. Discrete quantum gravity is what Gambini and Pullin call their brand of LQG, so one needs it to get their papers. The boolean expression is something to play around with some, not to take on faith. And it is not clear that the numbers mean a great deal.