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Poll: America doesn't like hipsters

Poll: America doesn't like hipsters

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A Public Policy Polling report shows Americans aren't fans of hipsters and some even want them taxed.
A Public Policy Polling report shows Americans aren't fans of hipsters and some even want them taxed.

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Public Policy Polling3020 Highwoods Blvd.Raleigh, NC 27604Phone: 888 621-6988Web: www.publicpolicypolling.comEmail: information@publicpolicypolling.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2013INTERVIEWS: Tom Jensen 919-744-6312IF YOU HAVE BASIC METHODOLOGICAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE E-MAILinformation@publicpolicypolling.com,OR CONSULT THE FINAL PARAGRAPHOF THE PRESS RELEASE
Americans So Over Hipsters
Raleigh, N.C.
 –
 
Just 16% of Americans have a favorable opinion of hipsters, a new PPP poll on the much-discussed subculture shows. 42% have an unfavorable opinion of hipster 
s, and 43% aren’t sure. Democrats (18% favorable, 34% unfav) are twice as likely
as Republicans (9% fav, 48% unfav) to have a favorable opinion. Voters age 18-29 havea favorable opinion of them (43% fav-29% unfav), but very few voters over age 65 do(6% fav -37% unfav).Just 10% of voters say they consider themselves to be hipsters
 – 
and almost all of thoseare younger voters. Half of all voters aged 18-29 consider themselves hipsters; everyother age group is 5% or less.
14% of voters say they’d be more l
ikely to vote for a hipster for political office
 – 
mostly
independent voters. 12% of Democrats and 27% of independent voters say they’d be
more likely to vote for a hipster, but just 2% of Republicans agreed. 98% of Republicans
say they’d be less likely to
vote for a hipster.We asked voters whether they thought hipsters made a positive cultural contribution to
society or whether they just “soullessly appropriate cultural tropes from the past for their 
own ironic amusement
.” 23% of voters said they made p
ositive cultural contributionswhile nearly half 
 – 
46%
 – 
went with soulless cultural appropriation. Independents at 31%were most likely to say hipsters make a positive cultural contribution, while Republicanswere least likely (15%) with Democrats in the middle (23%).27% of voters said they thought hipsters should be subjected to a special tax for being soannoying, while 73% did not think so.About one in five voters (21%) said they thought Pabst Blue Ribbon, commonlyassociated with hipsters, was a good beer. Democrats (29%) were more likely thanRepublicans (23%) to think so, while independents (11%) were least likely.PPP surveyed 571 voters nationwide on May 6
th
and 7
th
. The margin of error is +/-4.1%. This poll was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization. PPPsurveys are conducted through automated telephone interviews.
 
May 6-7, 2013
Survey of 571 registered voters
May 6-7, 2013
Survey of 571 registered voters
3020 Highwoods Blvd.Raleigh, NC 27604information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-69883020 Highwoods Blvd.Raleigh, NC 27604information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988
National Survey Results
Q1
Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinionof hipsters?16%
Favorable
........................................................
42%
Unfavorable
....................................................
43%
Not sure
..........................................................
Q2
Do you consider yourself to be a hipster, ornot?10%
Consider yourself a hipster 
.............................
77%
Do not
.............................................................
13%
Not sure
..........................................................
Q3
Do you think Pabst Blue Ribbon, also known asPBR, is a good beer, or not?21%
Think PBR is good
..........................................
47%
Think it is not
...................................................
32%
Not sure
..........................................................
Q4
Would you be more or less likely to vote for ahipster for political office?14%
More likely
.......................................................
86%
Less likely
.......................................................
Q5
Do you think that hipsters make a positivecultural contribution to society, or do you thinkthey just soullessly appropriate cultural tropesfrom the past for their own ironic amusement?23%
Hipsters make a positive cultural contributionto society
.........................................................
46%
They just soullessly appropriate culturaltropes from the past for their own ironicamusement
.....................................................
31%
Not sure
..........................................................
Q6
Do you think hipsters should be subjected to aspecial tax because they are so annoying, ornot?27%
They should
....................................................
73%
They should not
..............................................
Q7
If you are a woman, press 1. If a man, press 2.54%
Woman
...........................................................
46%
Man
.................................................................
Q8
If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican,press 2. If you are an independent or identifywith another party, press 3.39%
Democrat
........................................................
35%
Republican
......................................................
26%
Independent/Other 
..........................................
Q9
If you are Hispanic, press 1. If white, press 2.If African-American, press 3. If other, press 4.13%
Hispanic
..........................................................
71%
White
..............................................................
11%
 African-American
............................................
6%
Other 
...............................................................
Q10
If you are 18 to 29 years old, press 1. If 30 to45, press 2. If 46 to 65, press 3. If you areolder than 65, press 4.16%
18 to 29
...........................................................
24%
30 to 45
...........................................................
40%
46 to 65
...........................................................
20%
Older than 65
..................................................
Q11
Do you live in the Northeast, the Midwest, theSouth, or the West?27%
Northeast
........................................................
24%
Midwest
..........................................................
30%
South
..............................................................
19%
West
................................................................
 
May 6-7, 2013
survey of 571 registered voters
May 6-7, 2013
survey of 571 registered voters
3020 Highwoods Blvd.Raleigh, NC 27604information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-69883020 Highwoods Blvd.Raleigh, NC 27604information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988
Crosstabs
 
 
BaseGender WomanManHipsters FavorabilityFavorableUnfavorableNot sure 16%
21% 11%
42%
34% 49%
43%
46% 40%
 BaseGender WomanManConsider Yourself aHipster?Consider yourself ahipster Do notNot sure 10%
16% 4%
77%
73% 82%
13%
11% 14%
 BaseGender WomanManThink PBR is Good?Think PBR is goodThink it is notNot sure 21%
17% 26%
47%
48% 46%
32%
35% 29%
 BaseGender WomanManMore/Less Likely toVote for Hipster More likelyLess likely 14%
13% 15%
86%
87% 85%

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