The Hollywood Reporter had a poll commissioned about how political views affect people’s filmgoing habits. The results are interesting and basically say that you political views do make a difference in the types of movies you choose to go to. A star’s political views will make a difference when people are picking movies but that issue is more important to Republicans. 52% of Republicans take that into consideration compared to 36% of Democrats. That’s why producers hate when the stars of their big films get quoted about issues. Because it does matter to the box office.
Some of the results (of a 1,000 person sample):
35 percent of Republicans and 45 percent of Tea Partiers consider a celebrity’s political position before paying to see their films, compared with 20 percent of Democrats.
• Democrats go to the movies more and go on opening weekend while Republicans wait for DVDs.
• Republicans prefer family films and Democrats like edgy films.
• Republicans don’t like sex, violence and cursing and everyone thinks there is too much of all three in movies today.
• A majority of Democrats think Hollywood films are generally inspiring and morally uplifting and that America is portrayed well (62 percent) to 39 percent of Republicans.
All data directly from poll in Hollywood Reporter. There are no gender breakdowns listed.
Democrats vs. Republicans: Stars they Won’t Pay to See; Movies They Hate and Love (Poll) (Hollywood Reporter)