Quiz: How American Are Your Music Tastes?

The Atlantic
Quiz: How American Are Your Music Tastes?
.

View photo

Quiz: How American Are Your Music Tastes?

Public Policy Polling, the masters of getting press attention for inconsequential polls, have gotten our attention. Today the offering is a national poll of Americans' musical tastes. Instead of simply outlining what PPP found, we figured we'd give you a quiz to see how you compare.

RELATED: Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z Tour Dates That Could Feature Beyoncé, Mapped

It's simple. In each section — genres, artists, and other — click whether you like or dislike what's presented. When you do, pop-up charts will instantly display how you compare to the rest of America in your beliefs and, in some cases, a breakdown by demographic. The demographic data, we'll note, shows net approval — meaning, the number of people who approve of the artist or genre minus those who don't. This is helpful because some artists (ahem, Skrillex) many people have never heard of. So only some approve of him (and, presumably, his haircut) but only some disapprove as well.

RELATED: Justin Timberlake Just Teased the Entire Internet Over His New Song — Twice

Anyway. Here's your chance to see how American you are. Enjoy.

RELATED: Bristol Palin Is Under Attack

Genres

For each of the following musical genres, indicate how you feel about it.

RELATED: Daniel Radcliffe's Dizzy Date and Other Oscar Party Remnants

Classical music

RELATED: Beyoncé Hints at Inspiration for her Baby's Name

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Country music

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Dubstep

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Jazz

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Pop

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

R&B

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Rap

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Rock

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Popular music

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Artists

For each of the following musical artists, indicate how you feel about him or her.

Morrissey

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

(Of course independents love him.)

Taylor Swift

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Rihanna

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Chris Brown

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Justin Bieber

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Adele

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Skrillex

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Lady Gaga

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Beyonce

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Jay-Z

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Justin Timberlake

 
Everyone Net approval, by demographic

Other

Self-explanatory

Do you think Rihanna and Chris Brown should get back together?

 
Everyone

Have you ever been to "the club"? (This was actually the question.)

 
Everyone
View Comments (0)