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Poll: Many Americans dislike hipsters, are open to hipster annoyance levy

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Beware, Brooklyn: Many Americans don’t like hipsters, and a quarter of them are open to levying a new tax on hipsters for being so annoying.

Those are two of the findings from a new Public Policy Polling survey that showed that 16 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of hipsters and 42 percent have an unfavorable opinion of the thick-glasses-wearing, urban, progressive counterculture.

“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,’” the poll analysis reads. “Twenty-three percent of voters said they made positive cultural contributions, while nearly half — 46 percent — went with soulless cultural appropriation.”

The poll also found that most Americans don’t think Pabst Blue Ribbon, often guzzled by hipsters, is a good beer and that an overwhelming majority of Americans — 86 percent — are less likely to support a hipster seeking public office. The percentage jumps to 98 percent among Republicans.

A breakdown of the top 10 hipster cities can be seen by clicking here.

The PPP survey of 571 voters nationwide was performed on May 6 and 7. The margin or error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.

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