My2024 by the numbers

It’s too early for the definitive analysis of My2024, but in case you want a quick profile of who has been participating and what they’re talking about, here are a few preliminary stats.

Sexual Orientation

Some participants in My2024 have shared their sexual orientation or gender identity in their profiles. While not everyone answered this question, here’s how the numbers break down for those who did:

Edited sexual orientation graph

Age of Participants

As participants we’ve spanned the age range from teens to those of us in our nineties. While the age skews toward the young, here’s how we span the age categories:

my2024 age graph

What We’re Talking About

Word counts don’t tell us everything we want to know about which topics count most for us, but they do give us some insight into what’s most on our mind as we think about the future. Here we provide a very preliminary list of the “meaningful” words that appeared in the My2024 cards, in the order of their word frequency:

More than 100 occurrences of the word / word group:

  • place / space
  • community
  • love
  • work / job / workplace
  • youth
  • trans / transgender
  • identity / identities
  • medical / health

90-99 occurrences of the word / word group:

  • fear
  • family

80-89 occurrences of the word / word group:

  • identity
  • children / kids
  • educate / education / learn

60-69 occurrences of the word / word group:

  • family
  • equality
  • rights
  • trans
  • bisexual
  • school
  • marry / married

50-59 occurrences of the word / word group:

  • public
  • marriage
  • justice / social justice

40-49 occurrences of the word / word group:

  • education
  • parents
  • media
  • marry
  • express / expression
  • homeless / homelessness

30-39 occurrences of the word / word group:

  • school
  • inclusive
  • respect
  • justice
  • violence
  • laws / law
  • stories / storytelling
  • worry / worrying

20-29 occurrences of the word / word group:

  • state
  • books
  • parent
  • HIV
  • power
  • students
  • housing
  • voice / voices
  • senior / seniors

10-19 occurrences of the word / word group:

  • hate
  • age
  • adoption
  • fight
  • afraid
  • travel
  • street
  • mental
  • economic
  • dysphoria
  • birth
  • bullying
  • bathroom
  • stereotypes
  • reality
  • proud
  • games
  • energy
  • church
  • partners
  • government
  • climate
  • wage
  • rural
  • privacy
  • sharing
  • libraries
  • harassment
  • class
  • art
  • service
  • privilege
  • political
  • dress

 

Kathi Vian