But to get there I first had to answer another burning question: I wonder what the overall gender ratio is among science bloggers? The answer, based on the census data, is approximately 2 male science bloggers for every 1 female science blogger.
Again, based on the census sample, 15% of all science bloggers post anonymously.
Now does that percentage change when you divvy the sample up into male and female? Do women, considering the additional risk they incur by using their real names, account for a disproportionate percentage of the anonymous? It turns out that the answer is no, and although the difference is small enough to be insignificant given the sample size, according to the census data male science bloggers are 2.2% more likely to blog anonymously than women science bloggers.
|Male Anonymity: 15.3%||Female Anonymity: 13.1%|