From yesterday's blog post on web3:

Of the 595 developers surveyed, a sizable portion had no idea what we were talking about: 36% responded with “What’s Web3?” Of those in the know, 25% think Web3 is the future of the internet, 15% think it’s a bunch of hype, 14% think it’s important for crypto and related apps, and 9% think it’s all a scam.

This paragraph is followed by a graphic with different data:

What do developers think of Web3

There are several errors here when comparing the text to the graphic:

  1. The text reads "36% responded with 'What’s Web3?'" while the graphic shows this number at 37%.
  2. The rest of the values in the text are rounded to the nearest percent compared to the graphic, but with 36% replacing 37%, the total comes to 99%.
  3. The percentages following "Of those in the know" are actually out of the total of 595 developers surveyed, not just out of the 381 (595 - 36%) or 375 (595 - 37%):
Category % of total Qty "Those in the know" %
- the future 25.4% 151 40.3%
- hype 15.1% 90 24.0%
- important 13.6% 81 21.6%
- scam 8.9% 53 14.1%
Subtotal 63.0% 375 100.0%
- What's web3 37.0% 220 -

These values should either be recalculated to be out of 381/375 who know what Web3 is, or the text should read something like "in the remaining categories for those who know what Web3 is..."

  • 2
    Those pesky truncate/round functions!
    – Braiam
    Apr 21 at 17:54

1 Answer 1


Those off-by-one errors are legion. I've fixed this, and we'll use whole number percentages in the future to avoid this issue.


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