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The State of Men Survey


THANK YOU to every one of our 582 respondents from all around the world.  Responses were gained from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Sweden, France, and many others.  Every continent but Antarctica was represented.

Special thanks goes to Dr. Michael Kimmel and the Center for the Study of Men & Masculinities at Stony Brook University.  They were generous enough to support our work by sending it through their mailing list.

We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to the excellent redditors of /r/OneY and /r/MensLib.  Thank you for your phenomenal participation, assistance, and support!

Our deepest thanks goes out to every individual and men’s organization that took the initiative to share our survey with those around them.  You broke the very silence between men we are fighting so hard to overcome.  May you inspire those around you to do the same both online and in life.

Survey Results Podcast

Note: We start off with a brief discussion on terrorism. Skip to 6:44 to only hear about the survey

The podcast was hosted by Libertus Founder James Stamatelos with two special guests: Dan Dongilli, a personal trainer and lifetime martial artist who has trained around the world; and Mitch Riehle, a yoga instructor and endurance athlete who has completed two Spartan Agoges.

We take an in-depth look at the results and discusses what they mean for men today.

Survey Background

There’s little worth in solving a problem if it’s not the right problem. We can keep cutting down the weeds, but unless we pull them out by the root they’ll just keep coming back. Our problems are the same way.

Men today face numerous issues: lower rates of success in school, economic woes, debt, living at home, high rates of depression/anxiety, falling levels of testosterone, and many more (check here for a brief overview by NPR). But what do we view as our biggest problems? What do we feel is truly at the core of our collective issues?

The State of Men Survey is on a mission to find out.

It seeks to understand what we are collective doing, what outcomes we have been creating, and how we can change things for the better. With each response we move one step closer toward achieving that goal. Once we can identify the problem, each of us gains the ability to help solve it.

Solving our problems allows us to be better fathers, husbands, boyfriends, bosses, employees, entrepreneurs, neighbors, and everything else. No man is an island. When we improve our lives, the lives of those around us improve as well.

We hope you will join us. By participating in our State of Men Surveys you are helping us all bring needed truth and understanding to the world.