Rock and roll, as a genre, is facing a good news/bad news situation.
Per data from a new CBS News/YouGov Poll, “When asked what their favorite music was from a list of seven different musical genres, rock was the top choice of 32% of Americans, far ahead of popular music (15%), hip hop or rap (14%), country/western (12%), Christian and gospel music (10%), R&B or soul (7%), classical (6%) and jazz (4%).”
However, these numbers drastically changed when the data was analyzed when focused on ages 18-29.
The poll data found, “But for younger adults, the genre associated with the teen rebellions of older generations holds less appeal. Just 17% of adults between the ages of 18 and 29 picked rock as their favorite type of music. Hip hop tops their list, outdistancing rock by nearly two to one.”