Which Celebrities do Political Parties Value the Most?

By E-Poll Market Research, Special for  USDR

In a recent analysis, E-Score® identified the favorite celebrities among folks who identify themselves as Democrats or  Republicans.

Favorite Celebrities Among Political Parties

Democrat

Republican

Rank

Name

Appeal

Rank

Name

Appeal

1

Betty White

67

1

Carrie Underwood

49

2

Maggie Smith

58

2

Clint Eastwood

48

3

Morgan Freeman

55

3

Chris Pratt

48

4

Denzel Washington

53

4

Betty White

46

5

Matthew Gubler

52

5

Sam Elliott

46

6

Cote de Pablo

52

6

David McCallum

46

7

Tom Hanks

51

7

Harrison Ford

45

8

Chris Pratt

51

8

Pauley Perrette

44

9

Idris Elba

49

9

Sean Connery

43

10

Viola Davis

49

10

Tom Hanks

42

11

John Oliver

48

11

Ryan Reynolds

41

12

Jesse Williams

47

12

Gary Sinise

40

13

Maisie Williams

47

13

Michael J. Fox

38

14

Pauley Perrette

46

14

Denzel Washington

38

15

Neil deGrasse Tyson

46

15

Al Pacino

38

16

Kit Harington

46

16

Jason Statham

38

17

Norman Reedus

46

17

Luke Bryan

38

18

Tina Fey

45

18

Julia Roberts

37

19

James Taylor

45

19

Mike Rowe

37

20

Chris Evans

45

20

Jim Caviezel

37

Source: E-Score Celebrity

Findings:

  • Democrats like celebrities that are edgier and more diverse.
  • Republicans enjoy family-friendly celebrities who often play “law-and-order” roles, with fewer women and minorities.
  • There is a correlation between Democrats favorite shows and strong affinity for the actors in them.
  • Republicans prefer big-budget movie stars, and their TV show preferences are plot driven and not as star-centric as their Democratic counterparts.

Democrats: Edgy and  Diverse

With 7 women, and 6 African Americans, the Democrats’ favorite celebrities are a diverse group. Celebrities like comedian and political commentator John Oliver provide an edge to the Democratic list. Additionally, at #12, Jesse Williams has been a lightning rod since his speech at the 2016 BET Awards. With polarizing comments from E-Poll panelists, Williams’ may be the edgiest celebrity to make this  list.

E-Score previously identified favorite programs of Democrats and Republicans, and several of the celebrities on the Democrat list also star in some of their favorite shows. Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), and Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) all star in programs that appear on the list of Democrats’ favorite  shows.

Republicans: Family-Friendly, “Law and Order”  Types

The Republican side of the list has a law-and-order feel.  Celebrities like Clint Eastwood, Sam Elliot, Harrison Ford, and Sean Connery have starred in their share of “good guys of justice” roles. Interestingly enough, Harrison Ford plays roles that are well received by Republicans even though he is a long-time Democrat. With 4 women and only one African-American, the Republican list is notably less  diverse.

With the exception of David McCallum and Pauley Perrette, who both star in NCIS, no other celebrity from the top 20 stars in a favorite show among  Republicans.

Methodology:

E-Score analyzed public opinion of more than 9,000 celebrities among Americans of voting age whose political affiliation is either Republican or Democrat and ranked the results based on Appeal (% “Like a  Lot”).

Each E-Score survey is conducted among 1,100 persons with general representation across income, age, education and geographic demographics to represent a cross-section of the U.S. population. Analysis combines the results of multiple surveys taken over the past  year.

About E-Poll Market  Research:

E-Poll Market Research is a full-service consumer research company that provides quantitative and qualitative research to media, entertainment and Fortune 1,000 companies. E-Poll was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Los Angeles. More information is available at  www.epollresearch.com.

SOURCE E-Poll Market  Research

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