So, I got thinking, what Hogwarts house are the most people part of? What House is less common? I began thinking about this, because the majority of my friends are part of the Hufflepuff house, and I became curious, is it our age range? Is it just who I become friends with? Or is it simply the more common house? I decided to find out.
I began by searching up results from quizzes. What was the most common result? According to this Reddit post, there were 8,053 people who had done the quiz, the results were as follows;
Ravenclaw with 3,210
Hufflepuff with 1,734
Slytherin with 1,605
Gryffindor with 1,504
I looked at these results, and thought, this couldn't be right! Ravenclaw was waaaaayyyy ahead of everyone else, nearly double! I thought, it might have to do with the quiz, or perhaps more people identify as a different house than what the quiz thought they were, so I continued looking.
I found another reddit post, the person had created a spreadsheet where you could write down your house, among other things, to compare with other people. I only looked at the first twenty, but I'll leave a link so you can see about it as well.
As you can see, the results are vastly different. Gryffindor continues to be in last place, but that's the only thing that has remained consistent. Slytherin is by far in the lead, it's almost double then Hufflepuff! Which, come on, we all know is the best house!
Now, the thing I bet you're all screaming at your screens to do is the YWS official poll. Which I spent, like, ten minutes trying to find last night, and then went back today to find it right there! Like, it was third from the top.
These results were very close to the last ones. Slytherin leaving everyone in the dust, Gryffindor and Ravenclaw tied, and Hufflepuff last. (Surprised me too)
I decided to try and find one more page with results from a quiz to see if my theory of people identifying as a different house then what the quizzes say. AAAAAANNNNNNNDDDDD
the results made zero sense.
I couldn't find anymore pie charts, or posts with results from quizzes, so I just took a peek at the YouTube comments. I looked at the first ten about the house, and here's what I found that Seven were Gryffindor, and three were Ravenclaw. NO Hufflepuffs or Slytherins. I looked at another one, and it was almost the exact same thing! What?
So I took in the final results, and really, the best I can really do with what I have is just look at the average place they got in, so here it goes!
So very interesting results. I'd assume many people would think that Gryffindor would be the most common house, as that is the house the main cast in, but according to my findings, that is not the case. I love Hufflepuff with all my heart, but I didn't really expect it to get very high. Slytherin in second surprised me, but not for the reasons you'd all probably think, I'm actually surprised because a lot of the potterheads I see on youtube, or meet in real life identify with Slytherin, Ravenclaw, using it's wit, claimed the crown, at least from what I've seen.
If you all want to do your own research on this topic and want to post it on YWS, that'd be super cool! If anyone does that, be sure to tag me, I'm curious about what other people think!