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Monday, May 13, 2013

Really Important Poll Reveals Americans Are Completely Sick of Hipsters

Posted By on Mon, May 13, 2013 at 3:50 PM

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If your usual shopping trips to American Apparel have been filling you with an unusual amount of self-loathing, perhaps this is why.

People are sick of your fixies and Rollie Fingers mustaches, so much so that they'd like to slap you bow-tie wearing beatniks with a special tax for being so damn annoying.

A new poll released today from the Public Policy Polling shows that a declining number of Americans have a favorable view of hipsters (aka people who pay more than $80 for a haircut that promises they'll look as though they haven't showered in days.)

A growing 42 percent are sick of hipsters and 43 percent aren't quite sure how they feel about the denizens of the Mission Districts of America.

Because hipsters aren't often voting Republicans, it's not shocking that 18 percent of Democrats have favorable feelings about hipsters while only 9 percent of Republicans do, according to the poll. Also not surprising, voters between the ages 18 and 29 like hipsters more than their grandparents do.

Only 10 percent of those who vote consider themselves to be hipsters. What's more, voters don't trust hipsters to run the world. Only 14 percent said they'd vote a hipster into political office.

More discouraging statistics for the skinny jeans population:

  • 90 percent of Republicans said they would not vote for a hipster

  • 46 percent said hipsters were soul-less cultural contributions

  • 27 percent of voters said they thought hipsters should be subjected to a special tax for being so annoying, while 73 disagreed a new tax is necessary (most of those came from the West Coast).

  • And finally, the ultimate slap in the full beard: only 21 percent thought Pabst Blue Ribbon was a good beer.

PPP Release Hipsters 051313

H/T: SFist

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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