American Hipster Poll Reveals Everyone Hates Hipsters

Kim LaCapria - Author

Aug. 23 2017, Updated 2:21 a.m. ET

A new American hipster poll has revealed an unshocking truth — that U.S. citizens of all stripes generally can unite under at least one particular banner … hating hipsters.

The American hipster poll uncovered how Americans truly feel about the hipper than thou, fake glasses wearing, local food eating, underground music listening denizens of hip hubs like Brooklyn, Austin and Portland — and no one seems to appreciate their smug distaste for middle of the road Americana.

The American hipster poll was conducted by the Public Policy Polling (PPP), which surveyed 571 U.S. voters on the subject of people cooler than them.

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Overall, 42 percent of voters had unfavorable opinions of hipsters in general, and 43 percent weren’t sure what they thought of hipsters overall. 23 percent said hipsters made “a positive cultural contribution to society,” but 46 percent opined that hipsters “just soullessly appropriate cultural tropes from the past for their own ironic amusement.”

Not to get too meta, but the American hipster poll sounds a bit … hipster.

Politically, lefties were a bit more welcoming than the right to hipsters in the American hipster poll, with 34 percent of Democrats hating hipsters to a get off of my lawn 48 percent of Republicans.

Among Dems, 18 percent had a favorable feeling for hipsterism, versus a far smaller nine percent of Repubs. And two percent of GOP voters appeared amenable for voting a hipster into office — whereas 27 percent of independent voters (probably hipsters themselves) indicated in the American hipster poll that they’d consider voting a skinny jeans wearer in.

But the New York Post reveals that some of those polled in the American hipster poll may actually secretly be hipsters themselves:

“Despite the hipster hate, slightly more than one in five voters — 21 percent — said they thought Pabst Blue Ribbon, a beer ‘commonly associated with hipsters,’ was a good beer.”

Do you agree with the poll participants in the American hipster poll?


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