POLL REVEALS: Americans Don’t Like Justin Bieber But They are Fond of Taylor Swift

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It’s not that nobody likes Justin Bieber. It’s that more than half of Americans don’t.

Postmedia News | 13/05/15 4:09 PM ET
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Memo to Justin Bieber: Baby, Americans don’t like you very much.

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.

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Well-liked: More than half of Americans polled expressed a fondness for British singer Adele.

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%).

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Only 13% of Americans like Chris Brown, a poll has shown, with 8% wishing to see him and Rihanna’s relationship succeed.

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.