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Tim Tebow Named Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbor for 2012, Cast of Jersey Shore Voted Worst Neighbors for Second Year

More than 40 Percent of Americans Do Not Want a Celebrity Neighbor, According to 5th Annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey

Dec 28, 2011

SEATTLE, Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. adults would most like to be neighbors with Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow in 2012, according to the fifth annual Zillow® Celebrity Neighbor Survey[i]. The cast of the reality TV show "Jersey Shore" was named least desirable neighbors of 2011. Meanwhile, 42 percent of surveyed adults said they did not want to live next to any celebrities, up from 27 percent last year. The annual Zillow poll 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 for 2012
In the coming year, 11 percent of adults surveyed would like to be neighbors with Tebow. His popularity was significantly higher among males (14 percent) compared to females (7 percent).

Celebrity super couples Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux received 10 percent and 9 percent of the vote, respectively. Americans with children, however, preferred to live next to Jolie and Pitt (14 percent) rather than Aniston and Theroux (9 percent).

Worst Neighbors for 2011
For the second year in a row, the "Jersey Shore" cast was voted worst neighbors of the year. More than one in four (28 percent)  surveyed Americans found the reality show cast to be the most undesirable neighbors of 2011, a slight increase from 26 percent in the 2010 Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey. Twenty-one percent of respondents found Charlie Sheen to be the worst neighbor, ranking second by a large margin compared to competitors Lindsay Lohan (14 percent) and Kim Kardashian (13 percent).

"As a voyeuristic culture that breathlessly tracks every celebrity movement, it's extremely surprising to see so many Americans saying they wouldn't like to live next to any celebrity at all. In fact, more people opted out of a celebrity neighbor in 2012 than in any of the past years we've run this poll," said Zillow Chief Marketing Officer Amy Bohutinsky. "We may want to watch, read and talk about celebrities, but when it comes to sharing a back fence, many Americans think it's just too close for comfort."

Most Desirable Neighbors for 2012

Worst Neighbors of 2011

Name

Percent

Name

Percent

Tim Tebow

11

Jersey Shore Cast

28

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

10

Charlie Sheen

21

Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux

9

Lindsay Lohan

14

Jennifer Lopez

6

Kim Kardashian

13

Beyoncé & Jay-Z

5

Nancy Grace

3

Nancy Grace

4

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

3

Kim Kardashian

4

Anthony Weiner

2

Other

11

Other

2

None of the above

42

None of the above

14

For more celebrity real estate news or celebrity foreclosures, visit the Zillow Blog.

 

For historical survey results 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 Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2011. For the survey, a nationally representative sample of 1,007 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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