Since he's one of only two still living, perhaps this is not a surprise, but it's important that you know this.
When it comes to picking their favorite lad from Liverpool, Americans say Paul (27%) is their favorite Beatle, with John taking a distant second at 16%, and far fewer choosing George Harrison (10%) or Ringo Starr (9%) a new Zogby Interactive poll shows.
In what could be a surprise to fans of the Yellow Submarine crew, 22% of those polled say they don't like the Beatles and 3% say they are not familiar enough to make a decision.
The latest Zogby Interactive poll of 4,837 adults was conducted Sept. 10-14 and carries a margin of error of +/- 1.4 percentage points. Margins of error are higher in sub groups.
"Americans over 30 and those over 65 love Paul," Said Zogby International CEO John Zogby. "It must be the crazy love songs and Yesterday. Interestingly, John is the main answer for people who never go to church. [Less than 1%] of Woodstockers are not familiar enough to make a judgment, and frankly, who could they possibly be?"
Born Again Christians are three times as likely to say Paul is their favorite Beatle (25%) than John (8%). Paul is also the favorite among Woodstockers (31%) and Nikes (27%), while First GlobalsTM (19%) prefer John.
Democrats (25%) are far more likely than Republicans (6%) and independents (15%) to say John is their favorite Beatle, while moderates (32%) are far more likely to prefer Paul. Liberals (14%) are more than twice as likely as moderates (7%) and conservatives (9%) to pick George as their favorite.
Conservatives (30%) are the most likely ideology to say they don't like the Beatles, followed by moderates (19%) and liberals (9%) who say the same.