Should Hipsters Pay a Special Tax for Being So Annoying?

A recent survey by the Public Policy Polling suggests Americans are over Hipsters.  Earlier this month, the PPP asked 571 people aged 18 and over to share their feelings on hipsters and the results weren’t very favorable.

The questions asked covered topics such as a hipster’s chances of being voted into public office, their value to society and whether or not Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) – a drink associated with the subculture– is a good beer.

86% said that they would be less likely to vote for a hipster running for a political position and 47% said they don’t think PBR is a good drink. As for their value to society, the question phrased “Do you think that hipsters make a positive cultural contribution to society, or do you think they just soullessly appropriate cultural tropes from the past for their own ironic amusement?” resulted with a 46% response in favor of the latter. Ouch.

One of the questions asked was whether or not participants thought hipsters should be subjected to a special tax for being so annoying and 27% responded with a yes. At least the majority spared them on this one.

Overall, 42% of the people had an unfavorable view of hipsters and 43% said they weren’t sure. Only 16% said they had a positive opinion on.

Read the full results here.

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