Saturday, December 28, 2013

One-Third of Americans Do Not Want a Celebrity Neighbor, According to Seventh Annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey

SEATTLEDec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. adults would most like to be neighbors with comedian and late-night-show host Jimmy Fallon in 2014, according to the seventh annual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Surveyi


Newly engaged coupleKim Kardashian and Kanye West were named the least desirable neighbors of 2013.

Meanwhile, 34 percent of surveyed adults said they would not want to live next to any celebrities listed in the poll, down from 45 percent last year. This is the largest drop in the survey's history. The annual Zillow survey asks U.S. adults which celebrities they would most like to be their neighbor, and with whom they wouldn't want to share a fence.

Most Desirable Neighbors for 2014 
Fallon was the top choice for a neighbor in the coming year, earning 11 percent of surveyed adults' votes. The comedian's popularity was highest among young adults surveyed (14 percent), and slightly more popular among females (12 percent) compared with males (10 percent).

Last year's winners, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, tied for second place along with Jennifer Lawrence, each receiving 10 percent of the votes. However, young adults surveyed (ages 18-34) preferred to live next to "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" actress Lawrence (17 percent) rather than the country music couple (8 percent).

Worst Neighbors for 2013 
Reality-TV personality Kardashian and her music mogul fiancee West topped the list of worst neighbors for the year. One-quarter of surveyed Americans found the couple, who had a baby and got engaged this year, to be the most undesirable neighbors of 2013. Only 2 percent of respondents said they would prefer to live next to "Kimye" in the coming year. 

Eighteen percent of respondents found the cast of the reality TV show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" to be the worst neighbors, down slightly from topping last year's worst neighbor list at 21 percent of the votes. Singers Justin Bieberand Miley Cyrus tied for the third worst neighbors of 2013 (16 percent), and ranked higher on the list by large margins compared to competitors Lady Gaga (4 percent), Alex Rodriguez (2 percent) and Lebron James (1 percent).

"It's been a landmark year for Jimmy Fallon. He had his first baby, headlined a successful comedy tour and was named Jay Leno's successor to 'The Tonight Show.' He carries a positive, funny and relatable vibe, which people would love to have in a neighbor," said Zillow Chief Marketing Officer Amy Bohutinsky. "Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, on the other hand, have a reputation for living an over-the-top lifestyle, with drama and the paparazzi never too far behind. No one wants to live next door to a family who has cameras following them everywhere and seems to seek out as much attention as possible. However, with more than one-third of surveyed Americans preferring a non-celebrity neighbor, what remains clear is that many people don't want to live next to any celebrity, regardless of why they are famous."    

Most Desirable Neighbors for 2014

Worst Neighbors of 2013

Name

Percent

Name

Percent

Jimmy Fallon

11

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

25

Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton

10

Cast of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"

18

Jennifer Lawrence

10

Justin Bieber

16

Sofia Vergara

6

Miley Cyrus

16

Robin Roberts

6

Lady Gaga

2

Lebron James

2

Alex Rodriguez

2

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

2

Lebron James

1

Other

8

Other

2

None of the above

34

None of the above

14

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1 comments:

  1. I wonder why theyve been rated as worst neighbours, are they too loud or what? lol!

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