Animosity between Simulationists and Secessionists Evident: Survey

The results of the Coprieta Standard’s Micronations 2007 survey confirm the popular notion that there is animosity between the simulationist and secessionist communities, though this animosity may not be as widespread as thought. Asked for their views of secessionists, 32.7% of simulationists had a negative one while 27.3% of secessionists viewed simulationists poorly. Meanwhile, 54.5% of secessionists and 49% of simulationists had a neutral view of the opposite community.

Asked if cooperation between the two communities was important for the future of micronationalism, respondents were equally split, with 50.7% believing it was important, while 49.3% dismissed that need. Secessionists were more likely to believe that cooperation was vital for the future, with 59.1% supporting that notion. Simulationists, on the other hand, were against the notion with 53.1% of respondents asserting that opposition. Of the 18.2% of secessionists who held a positive view of simulationists, all held the belief that cooperation was important. In comparison, 77.8% of simulationists holding a positive view of their counterparts had that belief.

In terms of method of discovery, Internet searching was the overwhelming source with 45.1% of respondents listing it. The second leading method, at 19.7%, was referral by a friend or colleague. A vast majority of micronationalists, at 77.5%, have founded their own micronation during their participation, though a lesser number, 59.2%, prefer to hold a lead role in micronations. Intermicronational organizations are strongly considered by many to be pointless, with 71.8% saying that the lack of a viable organization does not negatively affect the community.

This latest release of results is the final one.

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