Dylan Matthews of Vox.com did a really great piece on furries. By presenting 9 questions and giving a fair answer. For example:
1) So being a furry means you run around in a fur suit all the time, right?
Fur-suiting and the furry community tend to be conflated in the popular press, but research by the International Anthropomorphic Research Project, which studies the furry fandom, suggests fur-suiters are a minority of that community.
A 2007 survey found that only 26.4 percent of respondents at a furry convention reported owning a fur-suit and 30 percent reported wearing one. A 2014 survey found that tails are the most commonly owned fur-suit component, with 48.1 percent of respondents at Furry Fiesta 2014 reporting owning a tail. Only 13 percent reported owning a full suit, while 34.3 percent reported wearing any clothing or accessories associated with their furry persona or “fursona” (more on that in a sec).
The rest of the question has to deal with fetishes, what is a furry, fursonas, music and so on. You can check on the article via this LINK