A recent survey of people who will actually answer their phones and participate in an automated music poll (so: not teenagers) found that Justin Bieber is not very popular off the Internet, either. Democrats, Republicans, and even Independents do not like him (otherwise they just can’t agree, even on a favorite Beatle.) Also unpopular: Rap, Lady Gaga, going to the club, and admitting to illegal downloading (86% said they had not). Then there is this sentence: “In the wake of his recent new album, voters encourage Justin Timberlake to continue spending the majority of his time making music (40%), rather than acting (22%), reuniting ‘N Sync (7%) or playing golf (31%).” Playing golf was close, though.
Recording Artist Justin Bieber performs onstage during 93.3 FLZ’s Jingle Ball 2012 at Tampa Bay Times Forum on December 9, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images