A poll finds that 42 percent of American voters outright dislike hipsters while only 16 percent view them favorably.
A new poll reveals that only 10 percent of people admit to being hipsters. But you've probably never heard of it.
Public Policy Polling (PPP) called 571 voters on May 6 and 7 and asked them what they think of hipsters, those chest-tattooed, glasses-wearing, indie music-loving denizens of record shops and American Apparels from Brooklyn to Portland.
In the poll, titled "Americans So Over Hipsters," 10 percent of voters considered themselves hipsters, almost all of them younger.
"Half of all voters aged 18-29 consider themselves hipsters; every other age group is 5 percent or less," PPP said in a press release.
Those calling themselves hipsters (an ironically un-hipster thing to do) face some opposition.
PPP said only 16 percent of Americans view hipsters favorably. Meanwhile, 42 percent outright dislike them. The rest of the population just doesn't know what to make of them.
Democrats are twice as likely as Republicans to view hipsters favorably.
Hipsters also face resistance if they have political aspirations.
"14 percent of voters say they’d be more likely to vote for a hipster for political office — mostly independent voters," PPP said. Hardly a ringing endorsement.
While hipsters might get independents and 12 percent of Democrats, they'd only likely be backed by a withering 2 percent of Republicans.
Strangely, the poll asked voters if they thought hipsters were a positive cultural force or people who "soullessly appropriate cultural tropes from the past for their own amusement."
To that possibly odd question, 46 percent went with soulless.
Other bizarre figures: 27 percent wanted to subject hipsters to a tax for being annoying. And only 21 percent said that Pabst Blue Ribbon, the quintessential hipster beer, was good.
The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent.