Census Update Research

The Witchcraft Census: Round 2

102 magical practitioners took the Witchcraft Census 2.0. The census was open from August 2021 to August 2022. I’m closing this round of the census and will soon start contacting those who indicated that they’d be open to being interviewed.

The methodology for this census was by no means perfect, and you should view this information knowing the flaws involved in gathering it. It was circulated through online witch communities, specifically those most likely to be interested in answering these questions, including attendants of SASS Witch Con, at which I presented. Clearly this is not a proportionally representative sampling of witches, even in the US, from which most participants hail.

In this round of the census I gathered more data from participants, and more of the questions were freeform instead of multiple choice, allowing for more precise and varied answers than WC1.0. I recommend viewing this data in conjunction with WC1.0, as the two studies compliment each other, with answers and feedback from 1.0 informing the questions and structure of 2.0. At a later point I may do another round of questions using feedback from participants, but for now, enjoy the Witchcraft Census 2.0 in its complete form.

By kdhumewriter

A queer writer and artist from the tidal flats of the Salish Sea. Author of Between Death and the Devil: Tarot Poems, So Our Idols are Dead: Empowerment Poems, and Persons of Consequence: A Pacific Northwest Gothic Novel.

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