Donald Trump Voted Worst Celebrity Neighbor in 2015; Taylor Swift Named Most Desirable Neighbor for 2016

One in four Americans say Trump is the worst celebrity neighbor of the year

Dec 29, 2015, 08:00 ET from Zillow

SEATTLE, Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans would most like to be neighbors with the singer-songwriter and pop sensation Taylor Swift in 2016, according to the ninth annual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Surveyi. Republican presidential candidate and business mogul, Donald Trump, was named the least desirable neighbor of 2015.  

The annual Zillow survey asks U.S. adults which celebrities they would most like to be their neighbor, and with whom they wouldn't want to share a fence.

Most Desirable Neighbors in 2016

Taylor Swift was the top choice for a celebrity neighbor in 2016, earning 12 percent of surveyed adults' votes, up from her third place finish last year. The popstar was especially favorable among millennials, receiving 17 percent of their votes.

Actress Jennifer Lawrence and comedian Amy Schumer rounded out the top three positions, earning 11 percent and 9 percent of votes, respectively. All three women were equally as popular among male and female voters. 

Thirty-four percent of surveyed adults said they would not want to live next to any of the celebrities listed in the poll.

Worst Neighbors for 2015

Outspoken Republican candidate, Donald Trump, tops this year's list for worst neighbor, moving up three positions from his fourth place finish in 2014. Trump earned 24 percent of total votes for worst neighbor, but was especially disliked by females (27 percent) and millennials (33 percent) polled.

Kim Kardashian and Kayne West came in second with 22 percent of the votes, narrowly defeating last year's worst neighbor, Justin Bieber, who ranked third this year (18 percent). Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, finished fourth with 11 percent of votes.

"2015 was a landmark year for Taylor Swift, from her highly successful 1989 World Tour, to being named the youngest female ever on Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women list - it's no surprise America picked the down-to-earth singer-songwriter as 2016's most desirable neighbor," says Jeremy Wacksman, Zillow chief marketing officer. "Donald Trump on the other hand, is frequently in the limelight for his polarizing comments and non-apologetic attitude which some may see as unattractive qualities in a neighbor."

Most Desirable Neighbors for 2016

Worst Neighbors of 2015

Name

Percent

Name

Percent

Taylor Swift

12%

Donald Trump

24%

Jennifer Lawrence

11%

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

22%

Amy Schumer

9%

Justin Bieber

18%

Donald Trump

7%

Hillary Clinton

11%

Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan

6%

Miley Cyrus

10%

Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux

6%

Taylor Swift

2%

Hillary Clinton

5%

Tom Brady

2%

None of the above

34%

None of the above

11%

For more celebrity real estate news, visit Zillow's blog, Porchlight.

For historical survey resultsii or more information contact press@zillow.com.

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i These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted December 10-13, 2015 on behalf of Zillow. For the survey, a sample of 1,000 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii was interviewed online in English. The poll has a credibility interval of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for all respondents and a credibility interval adjusted for design effect of the following (n=1,005, DEFF=1.5, adjusted Confidence Interval=5.0). Post-hoc weights were made to the population characteristics on gender, age, region, race/ethnicity and income. For more information about Ipsos online polling methodology, please go here http://goo.gl/yJBkuf ii Harris Interactive® fielded the Zillow Celebrity Neighbor study on behalf of Zillow in December 2007, December 2008, and December 2009 interviewing a nationwide sample of more than 2,000 U.S. adults aged 18 years and older via its QuickQuerySM online omnibus service. Historical results are available upon request.

 

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