Taylor Swift "Best Role Model," Miley Cyrus "Most Annoying Celebrity"
Pangea Media (PangeaMedia.com), an online marketing company and the leading provider of quiz-based advertising solutions for advertisers and publishers, has released the results of its latest "Pangea Pulse" which tracked the attitudes of more than 1200 teens regarding some of the "Bests" and "Worsts" of the 2009 pop culture scene.
According to the survey conducted on teen quiz site Quibblo (Quibblo.com), Taylor Swift was the favorite musical artist of 41% of respondees, with twice the number of votes of runners up Beyonce and Muse. The E.N.D. from The Black Eyed Peas was voted the best pop album released in 2009.
Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus has moved from teen idol to "most annoying celebrity" and "worst teen celebrity role model" according to 44% of respondees. Jamie Lynn Spears is also considered a poor role model by more than 30% of respondees and 25% say that Kanye West is "annoying." Taylor Swift, on the other hand, is considered the best celebrity teen role model according to 38% of respondees.
On the TV front, a number of shows vied for top billing among our teen respondees including "Vampire Diaries," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," "CSI," and "Glee." In a year that included at least nine animated movies, "Up" was the most popular animated film. Meanwhile, survey respondees excitedly await the upcoming release of Twilight: Eclipse. Fifty three percent of respondees said this is the movie they most anticipate in the year ahead. (More than twice as many as look forward to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I.)
Video game "The Sims 3" is the most coveted by teens, with "Super Mario Brothers" for the Wii a distant second followed closely by "The Beatles: Rock Band."
On a more serious note, respondees said that grades are their biggest concern as they go into 2010; however, that doesn’t mean the economy doesn’t matter: after grades, teens report that their number one concern is their parents’ job stability/ the economy.