While they may purchase his music, a new poll has revealed that most Americans are not keen on the petulant pop star. The poll — conducted by Public Policy Polling — reveals that the Canadian crooner received a 54% unfavourable rating with just a 20% likable factor.
The poll surveyed 571 voters on May 6 and 7 across the U.S. The purpose was to gauge the popularity of top pop stars.
The numbers on Bieber were the only ones crossing political party lines. Democrats, Republicans and Independents all took a dim view of the troubled troubadour.
Earning top marks in the favourable category was British singer Adele, with 54% likability. She was followed by Taylor Swift (53%), Justin Timberlake (52%) and Beyoncé (51%). Everyone else struggled to top the 50% mark — including Jay-Z (25%), Lady Gaga (29%) and Rihanna (30%).
But even below Bieber was rap bad boy Chris Brown with a mere 13% favourable rating. And as for his notorious relationship with Rihanna, only 8% said the often warring couple should reunite.
The poll’s margin of error is +/-4.1 per cent. This poll was not paid for or authorized by any commercial campaign or political organization.