1Geeks More Secure About Their Superman Pajamas, Star Wars Memorabilia
by Nathan Eddy
2Geeks Take Pride in Comic Books, Video Games
The survey found 90 percent would take pride in the books or comic books they read, and 77 percent in the video games they play.
3Pull Those Superman PJs Out of the Closet
Holy cape crusader, Batman. A majority of self-described geeks—65 percent—said they would haul out their superhero or cartoon character clothing, including pajamas, to impress someone.
4Some Still Sneak Their Geek
While the vast majority (87 percent) of survey respondents don’t hide their nerdiness, 13 percent still keep their geek idols out of sight, most commonly from neighbors and co-workers.
5From Spiderman Shirts to Smart Glasses
A majority (61 percent) of self-described geeks say they would consider purchasing or wearing a smartwatch, and 56 percent would consider purchasing or wearing smart glasses.
6Revenge of the Nerds
Public perception of geeks continues to improve year over year; 58 percent of Americans define geeks as extremely intelligent.
7But Lose the Glasses, KTHXBAI
Despite the growing geek love, negative stereotypes persist. Only 34 percent of respondents say they associate geeks with being good looking.
8Geeks Are Attached to Their Tech
Attachment to smartphones, high-speed Internet and computers is nearly twice as high among geeks as it is among non-geeks. And let’s not even get into Apple versus Android, thanks.
9I Can Haz Laughter? No Can Haz.
Nearly three-fourths (74 percent) of self-described geeks say they think geeks are funny, compared with only 53 percent of non-geeks. Lolz.
10Take Me to Your Leader, Baby
Being a geek isn’t preventing love connections, as 68 percent of all respondents say they would date a geek.
11Geeks Have Got the Goods
Of the positive characteristics survey respondents associated with geeks, 76 percent said they were hard working, 67 percent said they were loyal, and 58 percent said they were confident.