- Beyoncé is the most politically divisive celebrity in the US, followed by Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Ellen Degeneres, and LeBron James, according to a new poll published on Monday.
- Among the top 25 most polarising celebrities, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh were the only ones that Republicans favoured more than Democrats.
- Scroll down to see the full list.
Beyoncé, Sean Hannity and LeBron James are the most politically polarising celebrities in the US, according to a new poll published on Monday.
The survey, conducted by research company Morning Consult, asked more than 6,000 adults whether celebrities influenced them to vote for a particular political party or if they favoured a certain entertainer because of their political views.
The poll also asked Americans how they felt about celebrities on the list of Forbes’ 100 highest-paid entertainers, which included actor George Clooney, singer Katy Perry and basketball player Stephen Curry.
It had a margin of error of 2 percentage points.
The poll found that Beyoncé divided members of the two political parties more than any other celebrity, with a 66% difference in net perceptions between Democrats and Republicans.
The 37-year-old singer, who endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, had a net favorability rating of +63 among Democrats, compared to -3 among Republicans.
Conservative media personalities Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, whose names appeared directly under Beyoncé as the second and third most divisive celebrities, were the only celebrities among the top 25 that Republicans favoured more than Democrats.
Among the top 100 most divisive celebrities in the US, the average net favorability ratings among Democrats was +38 while that average was +24 among Republicans.
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres was the fourth most divisive celebrity followed by Lakers star forward LeBron James.
Though DeGeneres had a net favorability of +19 among Republicans, the talk-show host enjoyed a net +75 rating from Democrats, causing her to be so high on the list.
James, who called Trump a “bum” for dividing the country, has a 50% gap in net favorability between members of the two parties.
Kanye West and Taylor Swift are two notable household names who recently voiced their political opinions that didn’t make the list. West hasn’t shied away from his support of Trump, and recently met with the president at White House to discuss creating more job opportunities for former prisoners.
Earlier this month, Swift also endorsed Democratic candidates in Tennessee ahead of the state’s midterm elections, causing a tremendous increase in voter registration.
These are the top 25 most politically divisive celebrities in the US, according to the survey:
3. Rush Limbaugh
4. Ellen DeGeneres
5. LeBron James
7. Katy Perry
8. Lady Gaga
10. George Clooney
12. Dave Chappelle
14. Bruno Mars
15. Stephen Curry
16. J. Cole
18. Elton John
19. Kevin Durant
20. Kendrick Lamar
21. Sean Combs
22. Kenny Chesney
23. Kevin Hart
24. The Weeknd
25. Kyrie Irving
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