For Some Reason, Mayor Slay Wants to Know if You Like Justin Bieber
Every week, Mayor Slay's website runs a poll, taking the pulse of St. Louisans on a wide range of topics, such as genetically modified foods, the actions of Congress, and what it takes to deliver a good political speech. The raw data gathered is synthesized and used to custom-build the city of St. Louis to its citizens' liking (that is what it is for, right Slay?).
This week's poll is about Justin Bieber, for some reason.
In a poll entitled "Leave it to Bieber," respondents are asked their opinion on a number of popular artists. The current totals are revealing:
At present, the Biebs is making a paltry showing of a mere 19%, compared to 74% by Adele, 58% by Beyonce and 71% by Erin Bode. I'd be worried about the little guy's self-esteem, but at least he is not Chris Brown:
Coming in at a mere 4% "favorable" rating -- well done, St. Louis. Good to know that we as a city would prefer not to consort with misogynistic abusive shitheads.
Turning back to the positive, though, some country music stars enjoy a fair amount of St. Louis love:
Also, I had no idea St. Louis was such a Morissey-loving town. He currently holds the second most favorable rating, at a hefty 89%:
Even Morissey cannot unseat St. Louis' apparent favorite, working-class troubadour Bruce Springsteen, the Boss himself:
That sizable 91% puts Springsteen at the top of the list. The love for country and rock artists is also consistent with further findings of this poll, which also asked respondents what their favorite genres are:
Combined, country and rock have more than half of the votes. Rap, oddly enough, comes in on the list with only 1%. Now, I know for a fact that St. Louis likes rap -- and a lot. I have stacks of CD-r demos in my office to prove it.
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