Hipster Tax would be supported by large percentage of Americans

A new study shows that a significant number of Americans would be in favor of taxing hipsters in exchange for being annoying.

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The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, shows that 42% of those polled have an unfavorable opinion of hipsters compared to just 16% that claim to have a favorable opinion.

That number is diminished by the fact that 10% classify themselves as hipsters.

Approximately 27% percent of those polled believe that hipsters should be taxed for “being so annoying” compared to 73% who found such a financial punishment to be unnecessary.

Nearly half of the respondents, 46%, believe that hipsters represent a “[soulless appropriation of] cultural tropes from the past for their own ironic amusement.”

The group surveyed 571 voters nationwide on May 6th and 7th for the results.

When reached for comment, hipsters said they “heard about the results months ago.”