Turns out Americans don’t really care for hipsters

Credit: Miles Dixon
Credit: Miles Dixon

Hipsters are so passé. It turns out, Americans aren’t big fans of them.

In a new poll but Public Policy Polling just 16 percent of Americans said they have a favorable opinion of hipsters. Forty-two percent have an unfavorable opinion and forty-three percent are not sure. Undecided? How hipster of them.

The concept of a hipster also got political in the recent poll. Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to have a favorable opinion of hipsters. As expected, younglings, 18-29, have a favorable opinion of them, but only six percent of those over age 65 do.

More from PPP:

“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 positive cultural contributions while nearly half – 46% – went with soulless cultural appropriation. Independents at 31% were most likely to say hipsters make a positive cultural contribution, while Republicans were least likely (15%) with Democrats in the middle (23%).”

To further prove America is so over hipsters, 27 percent of voters said they thought hipsters should be subjected to a special tax for being so annoying.

In the most hipster aspect of the poll, only 10 percent of voters said they consider themselves to be hipsters. If there’s one thing that makes you a hipster, is not identifying with the term.

Now for the most shocking statistic, 21 percent said they thought Pabst Blue Ribbon, commonly associated with hipsters, was a good beer.

Follow Mary Ann Georgantopoulos on Twitter @marygeorgant


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