Saturday, September 16, 2006

Mild-Mannered Fan

According to a recent article on BBC News, the Psychology of Music (who knew there was a scientific journal on music psychology!) has completed a preliminary study on the correlation between lifestyle and musical tastes. After interviewing 2,500 people, they came to this conclusion:
Fans of musicals come out as the most mild-mannered group, with the lowest level of drug-taking and criminal acts.

They also drink less regularly than other music fans, and are among the most likely to do charity work.
Chalk one up to musical theatre fans!

2 comments:

Rick Bambrick said...

wooo-hoooo... See, I have always liked musicals. I know of only one wacky person who doesn't like them (she will go nameless - but her name could rhyme with 'la-shell mash') and the survey could appear accurate in that case.

padgett said...

clearly you missed the study about how drinking improves your career:

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i know, money isn't everything, but clearly there are advantages to being a lush. wonder if this study charts relative income and musical taste. i wonder if musical fans are better or worse off than indie pop fans....