Not really a surprising/revolutionary conclusion, IMHO.
As a side note, this other experiment is interesting, what happens when you are asked to draw a "common enough" (i.e. something everyone has seen and used) and simple (yet more complex than a circle) object, like a bycicle?
A designer/artist asked people to draw a bycicle and then 3-d rendered the sketch, Velocipedia:
Some diversities are gender driven. Nearly 90% of drawings in which the chain is attached to the front wheel (or both to the front and the rear) were made by females. On the other hand, while men generally tend to place the chain correctly, they are more keen to over-complicate the frame when they realize they are not drawing it correctly. One of the most frequent issues for participants was not knowing exactly how to describe their job in short. The most unintelligible drawing has also the most unintelligible handwriting. It was made by a doctor.
Myself, I start on the left and go clockwise. That's because my Os tend to be egg-shaped, and I find it slightly easier to draw a consistent circle as two semicircles, like a rainbow and its mirror. And of course from natural handwriting, shapes like a, n, m etc. will incline me to go clockwise.
So to my mind it's the letter in your alphabet that's closest to a circle given where you started, rather than direction, that matters.
After reading your comment and imagining the circle as a big letter O, I draw it counterclockwise...
And then again, a neutral circle - again clockwise.
I wonder how much of this specific data was shaped by the fact that this is on a computer? E.g. I "drew" with my trackpad. I ended up drawing the circle clockwise, which is interesting, since I'm a native-English speaker, mostly read/write in English (not much handwriting), but actually live in Israel.
I'm pretty sure I'd have drawn it counterclockwise if I was doing it on paper, though.
Mini rant: No idea your nationality - most of the Indians I've met are some of the most egotistical people in the world, and constantly feel the need to interject themselves into everything. Maybe people from India just don't draw statistically interesting circles.
Truly this is the argument that shall be the first ever to result in the win-by-acclamation that so many have fantasized about online, yet never experienced.
Many Western kids struggled to produce a nice-looking existential quantifier (∃). I guess they instinctively thought of it as a mirrored "E" and found it rather awkward to draw from right to left.
Chinese kids, on the other hand, treated the symbol as if it was the Chinese radical 彐, which has an obvious stroke order: → ↓ → →. This resulted in a much better-looking symbol. (Strokes within a single Chinese character almost always go from left to right, even if the composition as a whole goes in a different direction.)
I'm Korean, so I just drew a 크, which has the same stroke order as above.
Not sure if the bucks the trend of others in India.
If you ever need to draw a circle without a compass see https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LvpCX89lHvU
I then asked my wife and she asked "left hand OK?", and drew it counterclockwise. I then realized that I would draw it counterclockwise with my left hand as well.
When asked to draw with her right hand, she drew it clockwise.
We are both right handed.
Draw a tree.
Did you just draw a stick with something puffy at the top, or something like a christmas tree, or a palm tree? If you live in Hawaii, you probably drew a palm, for example.