The first batch of reults from PPP's new music-oriented poll finds widespread support for several genres of music and artists – but Americans are united in their dislike for teen pop sensation Justin Bieber.
PPP tested the favorability ratings of several of today’s biggest music stars: Taylor Swift (53-27), Adele (54-18), Beyonce (51-30), and Justin Timberlake (52-24) all received positive reviews from voters. Others didn’t fare as well – Chris Brown (13-57), Lady Gaga (29-50), Justin Bieber (20-54) were all rated unfavorably by 50% or more, and Jay-Z (25-44) and Rihanna (30-39) had netnegative favorability ratings as well. Veteran British rocker Morrissey (17-31 with 52% not sure) and dubstep pioneer Skrillex (11-35 with 54% not sure) were the least known of artists tested.
Bieber was the only artist who had a majority unfavorability rating across all party lines – a majority of Democrats (23-54), Republicans (17-52), and independents (18-56) all reported negative views of the singer.
When asked who they’d most like to see as President when given the choices of Adele, Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, or Rihanna, 34% chose Timberlake, with Adele (19%) and Beyonce (14%) also receiving double digits followed by Jay-Z (9%), Lady Gaga (9%), Bieber (8%), Chris Brown (5%) and Rihanna (2%).
Classical music (77 favorable-13 unfavorable), country (71-23), jazz (71-20), pop (59- 26), R&B (58-27) and rock music (65-26) all received generally favorable reviews from voters. Respondents were less charitable towards rap music (19 fav -68 unfav). Dubstep, a form of electronic dance music that has recently gained in popularity received a 14 favorable and 38 unfavorable rating with 47% not sure. Voters were split in their opinion on “today’s popular music”, with 45% rating it favorable, 37% unfavorable and 19% not sure. When asked their favorite musical genre, 24% chose country, 22% classical, 16% rock and 12% pop, with R&B and jazz each earning 6%, dubstep 2% and rap 1%.
17% of voters said they had been to “the club”, 75% said they have not. Many more women (24-67) than men (11-82) claim to have visited the club.
When given the choice between Snoop Doggy Dogg (30%), Snoop Dogg (56%) and Snoop Lion (14%), voters advised the veteran rapper to stick with Snoop Dogg as his stage name.
Just 8% of voters say that Rihanna should get back together with Chris Brown as compared to 67% who say she should not.
In the wake of his recent new album, voters encourage Justin Timberlake to continue spending the majority of his time making music (40%), rather than acting (22%), reuniting 'N Sync (7%) or playing golf (31%). Women (49% music - 23% golf) in particular want more music from Timberlake as opposed to men (40% golf 31% music) - suggesting a bit of jealousy on the part of men. Furthermore, men overwhelmingly choose Timberlake for who they'd like to see as President with 39%.
Full results here