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NEXT POLL 2001

The votes are in! More than 500 readers responded to our NeXt survey, and bad boy rapper Eminem beat boy band 'N Sync as favorite band or artist. However, 'N Sync's "No Strings Attached" topped the "Marshall Mathers LP" as favorite CD. (Note: More teens said they hate all boy bands than said they liked 'N Sync.) Survey respondents prefer Christina Aguilera to Britney Spears and list MTV's "Total Request Live" as their favorite TV show.

Here's the tally of responses to the Jan. 2 survey:

1. Favorite band or artist. (Votes split among 60 artists or bands.)

Eminem 91 votes
'N Sync 71
Backstreet Boys 44
Limp Bizkit 41
Christina Aguilera 27
Britney Spears 25
3 Doors Down 16
98 Degrees 13
Red Hot Chili Peppers 10
2. Favorite CD:

'N Sync "No Strings Attached" 99
Eminem "Marshall Mathers LP" 85
Nelly "Country Grammar" 73
Backstreet Boys "Black&Blue" 52
Limp Bizkit "Chocolate Starfish" 39
Baha Men "Who Let Dogs Out" 34
3. Readers were asked if they consider Eminem a jerk or a genius:

Jerk: 131

Genius: 160

No opinion: 196.

Comment: "He's both."

4. Favorite radio station.

Kiss 98.5 290
Edge 103.3 85
WBLK 58
5. Favorite boy band.

'N Sync 181
Backstreet Boys 102
LFO 32

Hate them all 191
6. Favorite singer:

Christina Aguilera 173
Britney Spears 123
Jessica Simpson 65
Mandy Moore 39
Hate them all 119
7. Smashing Pumpkins is no more; Rage Against the Machine lost Zack De La Rocha. Do you care?
Yes 96
No 409
Comments: "Never heard of them." "Who cares?" "Most bands don't go on forever."

"It makes me sad." "We are the renegades of funk."

8. Favorite movie.

"Scary Movie" 97
"Cast Away" 34
"Dude, Where's My Car?" 33
"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" 32
"The Patriot" 30
"Charlie's Angels" 29
"Miss Congeniality" 25
"Gladiator" 23
"Mission Impossible 2" 16
"Nutty Professor: Klumps" 16
"Scream 3" 16
9. Favorite TV show (of 54 nominated):

"Total Request Live" 141
"Simpsons" 109
"Dawson's Creek" 47
"Buffy" 37
"ER" 26
10. Favorite MTV host:
Carson Daly 286
Other 56
Don't have one 160
Comment: "How slanted is this question?"
11. Do you or your friends burn CDs?

Yes 341
No 164
12. Favorite form of body decoration:
Makeup 155
Piercings 72
Glitter 67
Hair-dye 49
Tattoos 48
Tanning 28
None of the above 84
13. Favorite clothing store:
Old Navy 161
Abercrombie & Fitch 75
American Eagle 60
Gap 55
Target 26
Other: Express, Pacific Sunwear, Aeropostale, Hot Topic
14. Did you pay attention to the 2000 U.S. presidential election mess?
Yes: 315
No: 179
So So: 15
Comments: "My view on justice took a solid blow."

"Unfortunately I did pay attention."

"If anything the election proved that there needs to be a uniform method of voting throughout the country."

"We need better voting machines in Florida."

"One of the most insane elections in all of history."
15. Many readers left blank this bonus question: What famous person would you like to be stranded with on a desert island, Prince William or Chelsea Clinton?

Prince William 60

Chelsea Clinton 21

Many chose the write-in option, nominating musicians, sports figures, comedians or movie stars. Some picked friends from school. One girl's choice: "My dad."

Top nominations:

Britney Spears: 35
Justin Timberlake: 30
Christina Aguilera: 24
Nick Carter: 17
Eminem: 16
Freddie Prinze Jr.: 11

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