Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-24-2013

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

“Ich Bin Ein Geek”  87% of Americans don’t cover up their “inner geek,” saying they won’t hide seemingly embarrassing passions and interests.

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Admirable Attributes  58% define geeks as extremely intelligent, and 76% describe geeks as hard-working.

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

In Demand  70% of those who identify themselves as geeks are employed, compared to only 54% of non-geeks.

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Hot Stuff  68% of all survey respondents—geek and non-geek—say they’d date a geek.

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Literary Treasures  90% of survey participants are happy to show off geeky books and comics.

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Play Time  65% say they take pride in geek toys, like action figures.

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Looney Tunes  65% are proud of their superhero and cartoon character clothing, including pajamas.

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Couch Session  77% are proud of their video games.

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Prime Time  61% of self-described geeks say they’d buy and wear a “smart watch,” i.e., a watch with smartphone capabilities.

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'

Higher Visibility  56% of geeks would wear “smart” glasses.

Americans Proud of Their 'Inner Geek'