Justin Bieber Named Worst Celebrity Neighbor in 2014; Jimmy Fallon Voted Most Desirable Neighbor for Second Year in a Row

Bieber loses in a landslide with highest ever percentage of "worst neighbor" votes

Dec 29, 2014, 08:00 ET from Zillow, Inc.

SEATTLE, Dec. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans would most like to be neighbors with comedian and late-night-show host Jimmy Fallon in 2015, according to the eighth annual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Surveyi. Pop star Justin Bieber was named the least desirable neighbor of 2014, earning the most "worst neighbor" votes in the survey's eight-year history.

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 2015
For the second year in a row, Fallon was the top choice for a celebrity neighbor, earning 10 percent of surveyed adults' votes, down slightly from 11 percent last year. The comedian's popularity was higher among voters with kids (14 percent) than those without (8 percent).

Country music couple, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were a close second place with 9 percent of the votes. The stars were more favored by female voters surveyed (12 percent) than males (6 percent).  

Worst Neighbors for 2014
Infamous pop star Justin Bieber topped the list of worst neighbors for the year, earning the highest percentage of votes in survey history. One in three voters (34 percent) found Bieber to be the most undesirable neighbor of 2014, an increase from 16 percent last year.

Last year's worst neighbors, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, came in second with 22 percent of the votes, down slightly from 25 percent last year. The newlyweds ranked higher on the list by large margins compared to competitors Miley Cyrus (10 percent), Donald Trump (5 percent) and Alec Baldwin (3 percent).

"From his frequent run-ins with the law to his over-the-top house parties, Justin Bieber has earned himself quite a bad-boy reputation that only continued to build in 2014," said Amy Bohutinsky, Zillow chief marketing officer. "No one wants to live on the same street as someone accused of reckless driving or egging neighboring homes, which is likely why Bieber received the highest percentage of 'worst' votes in survey history. Jimmy Fallon, on the other hand, had an incredibly successful first year on 'The Tonight Show,' is well-liked by Americans and carries a positive, relatable vibe. Plus who wouldn't want to live next to someone who makes you laugh?"

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

Most Desirable Neighbors for 2015

Worst Neighbors of 2014

Name

Percent

Name

Percent

Jimmy Fallon

10

Justin Bieber

34

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

9

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

22

Taylor Swift

7

Miley Cyrus

10

Matthew McConaughey

7

Donald Trump

5

Neil Patrick Harris

6

Alec Baldwin

3

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin

4

Taylor Swift

3

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

4

Gwyneth Paltrow

2

Other

6

Other

2

None of the above

36

None of the above

14

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For historical survey resultsii or more information contact press@zillow.com or call 206-757-2701.

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i These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted Dec. 4-8, 2014. For the survey, a nationally representative sample of 1,005 randomly-selected adults aged 18 and over residing in the United States was interviewed via Ipsos' U.S. online omnibus. With a sample of this size, the results are considered accurate within ±3.1 percentage points 19 times out of 20, of what they would have been had the entire population of adults in the United States been polled. The margin of error will be larger within subgroupings of the survey population. These data were weighted to ensure the sample's regional and age/gender composition reflects that of the actual U.S. population according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error.

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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