Poll: Country The GOP’s Favorite Music Genre; Dems Prefer Classical

May 9, 2013 10:12 a.m.

Country music is the genre of choice among Republicans while Democrats gave the nod to classical music, according to a survey on musical preferences from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released on Thursday.

Thirty-four percent of Republicans nationwide said country is their favorite music genre, doubling the percentage of the party that prefers classical. The top two choices flipped for Democrats. A little more than a quarter of the party said classical is their favorite genre, edging the 19 percent of Democrats who identified country as their top choice.

The poll also tested the popularity of serveral popular musicians, finding pop singer Justin Bieber to be the only artist viewed unfavorably by a majority of Democrats, Republicans and independents. 

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