Two independent pony surveyors (IPS) have done studies on various aspects of the pony community, and we're going to feature both of them in a single post for your statistically awesome reading pleasure.
The first has this to say:
On December 5th, a survey was undertaken to determine the most popular pony of the “Mane 6” from the television show MLP: FiM. Respondents were asked to rate each pony on a scale from 1 to 10, with a rating of 1 signifying their disdain for a said character, and 10, adoration for a said character. Respondents were also asked for their age and sex. The survey received over 1,000 responses and was ended on the morning of December 6th. The results were compiled from Google Docs into various SPSS datasets for analysis.
You can find that one, by XX55XX, here.
The second one goes like this:
I did a comprehensive study into which pony is the most popular, using both common and not so common search engines, sampling various forum polls (/co/ was a nightmare), and studying the various search engines as well. Graphs galor!
Cereal will enjoy the final result, if that gives my conclusion away.
It totally does give it away. This study, by Alligatorguitar, can be found here.