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   Hollywood and Beyond

   See also: Entertainment


 
 

CBS News Poll. May 14-18, 2014. N=1,011 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Thinking back, did you ever perform in a high school play, or not?"

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Yes No
% %

5/14-18/14

37 63

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"Was there ever a time when you dreamt of becoming an actor, or not?"

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Yes No
% %

5/14-18/14

22 78

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"Have you ever gotten an autograph from a famous actor or performer?"

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Yes No
% %

5/14-18/14

41 59

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Sept. 4-9, 2007. N=1,263 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Which of these comes closest to your opinion? Hollywood celebrities are inexperienced about political issues and should stay out of politics. OR, Hollywood celebrities can offer a new perspective on political issues and should get involved in politics if they choose."

.

Stay out Get
involved
Depends
(vol.)/Unsure
% % %
ALL adults 49 46 5
Republicans 69 27 4
Democrats 33 61 6
Independents 45 49 6
Men 61 36 3
Women 38 56 6

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Trend:

2/8-11/07

48 47 5

8/11-12/03

38 54 8

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"Do you think most people you know will be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate because a celebrity has endorsed him or her, less likely to vote for a presidential candidate because a celebrity has endorsed him or her, or won't that matter to people one way or the other?"

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More Less Won't
matter
Unsure
% % % %

9/4-9/07

11 9 78 2

 

CBS News Poll. Aug. 8-12, 2007. N=1,214 adults nationwide (margin of error 3), including, with an oversample, 169 blacks.

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"Is your opinion of Oprah Winfrey favorable, not favorable, undecided, or haven't you heard enough about Oprah Winfrey yet to have an opinion?"

.

Favorable

Not
favorable

Undecided

Haven't
heard
Refused

%

%

%

% %

ALL adults

61 11 15 11 2

Republicans

54 13 19 11 3

Democrats

69 8 12 10 1

Independents

56 12 17 11 4

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"Oprah Winfrey has endorsed Barack Obama for president. Do you think most people you know will be more likely to vote for Barack Obama because Oprah has endorsed him, less likely to vote for him because Oprah has endorsed him, or won't that matter to people one way or the other?" Among registered voters

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More
likely

Less
likely

Won't
matter

Unsure  

%

%

%

%  

ALL reg. voters

31 3 63 3  

Republicans

31 7 61 1  

Democrats

34 1 62 3  

Independents

27 2 67 4  

Men

30 4 64 2  

Women

32 2 63 3  

Whites

29 3 65 3  

Blacks

39 2 59 -  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. June 1-3, 2007. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Next, thinking about some of the young celebrities in Hollywood today, based on what you know and have seen in the news, do you feel very sympathetic, somewhat sympathetic, somewhat unsympathetic, or very unsympathetic toward [see below]?" Options rotated

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Very/
Somewhat
Sympathetic
Very/
Somewhat
Unsympathetic
     
% %      

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Britney Spears

18 73      

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Lindsay Lohan

17 66      

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Nicole Richie

16 62      

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Paris Hilton

10 80      

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"As you may know, the behavior of some young Hollywood celebrities has gotten them into trouble recently. Just your best guess, do you think each of the following is a major reason, a minor reason, or not a reason for their problems? How about [see below]?" Options rotated

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Major Reason Minor Reason Not a Reason Unsure  
% % % %  

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"Having too much money at a young age"

   6/1-3/07

79 13 6 2  

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"The pressures of fame at a young age"

   6/1-3/07

68 21 9 2  

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"Negative influences of the Hollywood culture"

   6/1-3/07

65 20 11 4  

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"Parents doing a poor job raising them"

   6/1-3/07

63 23 10 4  

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"Which comes closer to your view? Young Hollywood celebrities are more likely than other young people to get into trouble. OR, Young Hollywood celebrities are no more likely than other young people to get into trouble, but when they do it makes national news." Options rotated

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More Likely No More Likely Unsure    
% % %    

6/1-3/07

33 66 2    

 

ABC News Poll. Feb. 15-19, 2007. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"I'm going to name the movies that have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture this year. Which one do you think should win the Oscar? . . ."

%

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Letters from Iwo Jima 23

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The Departed 20

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Little Miss Sunshine 17

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The Queen 16

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Babel 6

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Unsure 19

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The Harris Poll. Feb. 6-12, 2007. N=1,013 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Which movie should win the Oscar for best picture? . . ."

.

%
Letters from Iwo Jima 19
The Departed 13
Little Miss Sunshine 13
The Queen 8
Babel 4
None of these 20
Unsure 21
Refused 1

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"Who should win the Oscar for best actor? . . ."

.

  %
Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness 38
Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland 13
Leonardo DiCaprio for Blood Diamond 13
Peter O'Toole for Venus 7
Ryan Gosling for Half Nelson 1
None of these 13
Unsure 15
Refused 1

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"Who should win the Oscar for best actress? . . ."

.

  %
Meryl Streep for The Devil Wears Prada 26
Helen Mirren for The Queen 18
Kate Winslet for Little Children 9
Penelope Cruz for Volver 9
Judi Dench for Notes on a Scandal 5
None of these 15
Unsure 17
Refused 1

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Jan. 5-7, 2007. N=1,004 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Next, we'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people -- or if you have never heard of them. How about . . . ."

.

Favorable

Unfavorable

Never
Heard
of

Unsure

%

%

%

%

Donald Trump

   1/5-7/07

41 48 1 11

.

Rosie O'Donnell

   1/5-7/07

28 63 1 9

 

Gallup Poll. Nov. 27-29, 2006. N=1,003 adults nationwide, randomly drawn from Gallup's household panel, which was originally recruited through random selection methods. Margin of error 3.

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"Thinking now about some of the actors from the television comedy 'Seinfeld,' now showing in reruns, please say whether you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable opinion of these people. If you are not familiar with any of the people, just say so. How about [see below]?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable Unsure    
% % %    

Jerry Seinfeld, who played Jerry

  11/27-29/06

72 11 17    

.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who played Elaine

  11/27-29/06

66 9 25    

.

Jason Alexander, who played George

  11/27-29/06

63 11 26    

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Michael Richards, who played Kramer

  11/27-29/06

41 36 24    

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"How closely have you been following the news about racist remarks made during a stand-up comedy routine by Michael Richards, who played Kramer on 'Seinfeld': very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely, or not at all?"

.

Very
Closely
Somewhat
Closely
Not Too
Closely
Not at All  
% % % %  

11/27-29/06

16 40 26 17  

.

"As a result of this incident, are you more likely to watch a TV show or movie in which Michael Richards appears, less likely, or does it not make any difference to you?"

.

More Likely Less Likely No Difference Unsure  
% % % %  

11/27-29/06

2 28 69 1  

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Aug. 2-3, 2006. N=1,047 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Based on what you have read or heard about the actor Mel Gibson, do you think he is or is not anti-Semitic -- that is, prejudiced against Jewish people?"

.

Is
Anti-Semitic
Is Not
Anti-Semitic
Unsure    
% % %    

8/2-3/06

23 52 24    

.

"As you may know, Mel Gibson made several negative comments about Jews after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Which of the following statements comes closest to your view? You were never a fan of Mel Gibson. You were a fan of Mel Gibson before this incident but you are not a fan now. You are still a fan of Mel Gibson."

.

Never a Fan Were a Fan,
Not a Fan Now
Still a Fan Unsure  
% % % %  

8/2-3/06

27 7 58 8  

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. May 5-7, 2006. N=1,021 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"As you know, in a few weeks the TV show 'American Idol' will ask viewers to vote to determine the winner of this season's singing competition. Please tell me how likely you are to vote to determine the winner of 'American Idol' using a scale of ten-to-one, where 10 means nothing at all would prevent you from voting in the election; 5 means you are very likely to vote; and 1 means there is no chance you will vote. You may use any number between 10 and 1."

.

%
10 -- Nothing would prevent voting 5
9 0
8 1
7 1
6 1
5 -- Very likely to vote 6
4 0
3 2
2 1
1 -- No chance will vote 80
Unsure 3

 

The Harris Poll. Feb. 8-13, 2005. N=1,012 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Which movie should win the Oscar for best picture? . . ."

.

%
Ray 23
The Aviator 21
Million Dollar Baby 14
Finding Neverland 7
Sideways 5
None of these 10
Unsure 18
Refused 1

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"Who should win the Oscar for best actor? . . ."

.

  %
Jamie Foxx for Ray 31
Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby 19
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Aviator 12
Johnny Depp for Finding Neverland 9
Don Cheadle for Hotel Rwanda 8
None of these 5
Unsure 14
Refused 1

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"Who should win the Oscar for best actress? . . ."

.

  %
Hilary Swank for Million Dollar Baby 33
Kate Winslet for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 16
Annette Bening for Being Julia 12
Catalina Sandino Moreno for Maria Full of Grace 8
Imelda Staunton for Vera Drake 1
None of these 8
Unsure 20
Refused 2

 

ABC News Poll. Feb. 18-22, 2004. N=1,028 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"I'm going to name the movies that have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture this year. Which one do you think should win the Oscar? . . ."

%

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Lord of the Rings 42

.

Seabiscuit 16

.

Mystic River 10

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Lost in Translation 5

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Master and Commander 3

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No opinion 24

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Time/CNN Poll conducted by Harris Interactive. Sept. 3-4, 2003. N=1,003 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

.

"As you may know, a recall election is being held in California for governor. Would you say you are rooting for Schwarzenegger to win, or rooting for Schwarzenegger to lose?"

Win Lose Outcome
Doesn't
Matter (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
9/03 45 28 17 10

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Aug. 25-26, 2003. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Would you vote for Arnold Schwarzenegger if he were running for governor in your state, or not?"

Yes,
Would
No, Would
Not
No
Opinion
% % %
8/03 42 53 5

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Aug. 12-13, 2003. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"I'm going to read the names of some people. Please tell me whether you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of each one. If you've never heard of one, please just say so. Arnold Schwarzenegger."

Favorable

Unfav-
orable

Can't Say
(vol.)

Never
Heard Of

%

%

%

%
8/03 55 23 21 1

.

"If Arnold Schwarzenegger were to run for governor in your state, do you think you would vote for him?"

Yes No Unsure
% % %
8/03 31 43 26

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Feb. 25-26, 2003. N=900 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Are you interested in hearing what Hollywood celebrities think about political issues or would you prefer celebrities keep their opinions on issues to themselves?"

%

.

Interested in hearing what they think 24

.

Prefer they keep opinions to themselves 68

.

Not sure 8

.

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"Do you take into consideration a celebrity's position on political issues before purchasing their products or attending their performances?"

%
Yes 19
No 76
Not sure 5

 

Wilson Research Strategies. May 5-8, 2002. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide. Margin of error 3.2.

.

"Which comic superhero is your personal favorite? . . ."
%
Superman 27
Spiderman 15
Batman 14
Wonder Woman 11
The Incredible Hulk 7
Flash Gordon 4
The Bionic Man 4
Other/Don't know 20

 

The Gallup Poll. March 18-20, 2002. N=1,009 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"How many movies, if any, have you attended in a movie theater in the past 12 months?"
3/02 3/00 4/95
% % %
None 33 26 34
1-4 37 30 35
5 or more 29 44 31

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"At the Academy Awards ceremony this year, which one of the following movies would you like to see win the Oscar award for Best Picture of the year . . . ?"
%
A Beautiful Mind 28
Lord of the Rings 25
Moulin Rouge 9
Gosford Park 3
In the Bedroom 3
No opinion 32

 

The Harris Poll. Oct. 19-26, 2000. N=1,015 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

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"Who is your favorite TV personality?"
Top Responses, Ranked
2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995
Oprah Winfrey 1 2 1 3 3 3
Regis Philbin 2 * * * * *
Drew Carey 3 1 8 tie 6 10 tie *
Jerry Seinfeld 4 4 2 1 1 2
Kelsey Grammer 5 5 5 9 8 tie 8
David Letterman 6 * * 7 5 4
Jay Leno 7 tie * 6 tie 8 10 tie 10
Ray Romano 7 tie * * * * *
Rosie O'Donnell 9 8 6 tie 5 8 tie *
Bill Cosby 10 3 4 4 4 5

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* Not in top 10


 

CNN/Time Poll conducted by Yankelovich Partners. June 14-15, 2000. N=1,218 adults nationwide. Margin of error 2.8.

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"Do you like to watch reality-based television programs, or don't you?"

.

%
Yes 43
No 53
Not sure 4

.

"Do you think that reality-based shows are a disturbing trend for society or just harmless entertainment?"

.

%
Disturbing 30
Harmless 59
Not sure 11

.

"Would you be willing or not willing to allow a reality-based television show film you . . . ?"

.

Willing Not
willing
Unsure
% % %
Being in your pajamas 31 67 2
Kissing 29 70 1
Crying 26 72 2
Having an argument with someone 25 73 2
Being drunk 16 81 3
Eating a rat or an insect 10 89 1
Being naked 8 90 2
Having sex 5 92 3

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Robert Teeter (R). Sept. 9-12,1999. N=1,010 adults nationwide.

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"Which one of the following do you consider to be the best American movie of the 20th century? . . ."
%
Gone With the Wind 28
Schindler's List 18
Titanic 11
Star Wars 11
Casablanca 8
The Godfather 7
Citizen Kane 6
The Graduate 1
All (vol.) 2
None/Other (vol.) 4
Not sure 4

 

Reuters/Zogby International Poll. March 5-7, 1999. N=1,181 adults nationwide.

.

BEST ACTOR
"If you had to pick the best movie actor of the century, who would it be?"
Top
Responses
%
John Wayne 10
Jimmy Stewart 6
Paul Newman 5
Tom Hanks 4
Harrison Ford 4
Clark Gable 4
Mel Gibson 4
Robert DeNiro 3

.

BEST ACTRESS
"If you had to pick the best movie actress of the century, who would it be?"
Top
Responses
%
Katharine Hepburn 12
Meryl Streep 9
Bette Davis 4
Elizabeth Taylor 4
Julia Roberts 3
Meg Ryan 3
Demi Moore 2
Audrey Hepburn 2

 

Gallup/CNN/USA Today Poll. June 22-23, 1998. N=1,016 adults nationwide.

.

"Now I would like to read you the top movies recently voted by the American Film Institute as the best movies ever made: [see below]. Now, thinking of all the movies I just mentioned, which one do you personally think is the best movie?".
Rank %
1 Gone With the Wind 27
2 The Wizard of Oz 11
3 Schindler's List 9
4 The Godfather 8
5 Star Wars 8
6 It's a Wonderful Life 8
7 Casablanca 6
8 The Bridge On the River Kwai 4
9 Citizen Kane 4
10 Lawrence of Arabia 2
11 Singin' In the Rain 2
12 The Graduate 1
13 On the Waterfront 1
14 Some Like It Hot *
15 Sunset Boulevard *
No opinion 9
.

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Note: Ranking based on percentages
calculated to 1/10 of 1 percent.

* Less than .5%


 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Robert Teeter (R). June 18-21, 1998. N=approx. 1,000 adults nationwide..
 

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"Over the years, there have been a lot of TV shows about doctors. If you had to choose one, which of the following shows' doctors would you choose as your own doctor? . . . ."

.

%
The doctors from "ER" 25
Marcus Welby, M.D. 21
Hawkeye Pierce from MASH 4077 15
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 11
The doctors from "Chicago Hope" 6
Dr. Ben Casey 5
Other (vol.) 1
None of these (vol.) 9
Not sure 7


 


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