A new survey finds that only 16% of Americans have a positive view of hipsters. Of those surveyed, 10% consider themselves hipsters. One can only conclude that the remaining 6% are dating hipsters.
The survey questions do seem a little loaded though:
We asked voters whether they thought hipsters made a positive cultural contribution to society or whether they just “soullessly appropriate cultural tropes from the past for their own ironic amusement.” 23% of voters said they made positive cultural contributions while nearly half – 46% – went with soulless cultural appropriation. Independents at 31% were most likely to say hipsters make a positive cultural contribution, while Republicans were least likely (15%) with Democrats in the middle (23%).
As I’ve said before, I do think the entrepreneurial streak among some hipsters is a good sign. So, they have that going for them, which is nice.