July 3, 2009
Poll: Many in US fans of MJackson
Results of a recent poll indicate a slight majority of US residents see themselves as fans of the late pop music star Michael Jackson, CNN reported Friday.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation telephone poll of 1,026 U.S. adults taken shortly after the so-called King of Pop's death, found 51 percent of respondents described themselves as fans of the
Thriller star, who died last Thursday.
Most women say they are fans of Michael Jackson; most men do not. Most young people say they are Jackson fans, but a majority of Americans over 50 don't, says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland said of other demographics in the June 26-28 poll.
Older Americans didn't 'get' Michael Jackson. They were probably offended by his defiance of cultural norms. Younger people got him, CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider said.
The survey had a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percent.