Casey Anthony is most hated person in America: poll

LOS ANGELES Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:08am EDT

Casey Anthony sits in court during her sentencing at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, July 7, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Burbank/Pool

Casey Anthony sits in court during her sentencing at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Florida, July 7, 2011.

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Casey Anthony, the Florida woman who was found not guilty recently of murdering her two year-old daughter, is the most hated person in America, according to a new poll that tracks public perceptions of celebrities.

Anthony, 25, who is now in hiding after being released from jail in July, was more disliked than California's "Octomom," former football star O.J. Simpson and socialite Paris Hilton, according to the poll released on Wednesday by E-Poll Market Research.

Anthony was acquitted in July of murdering her daughter Caylee in 2008, to the surprise and outrage of many legal pundits and millions of Americans who had watched her six-week trial live on television.

California-based E-Poll's E-Score Celebrity research for the first week of August showed that 53 percent of those questioned were aware of Casey Anthony and her story, and 94 percent of those people disliked her.

Anthony was also considered "creepy" by 57 percent of those questioned and "cold" by 60 percent of respondents.

Former "The Hills" reality TV show star Spencer Pratt was second in the "total dislike" category, followed by Nadya Suleman, the unemployed single California woman who gave birth to octuplets in 2009 despite already having six children. O.J. Simpson -- who was acquitted in 1995 of murdering his ex-wife and a friend in 1994 -- came fourth.

The E-Score Celebrity poll is carried out weekly among a representative sample of 1,100 respondents aged 13 and over. It ranks more than 6,000 celebrities in terms of public awareness, appeal and 46 other attributes.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

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The results of this poll are curious, to put it mildly. A loser whom many believe murdered her own child is voted the most hated person in America.

Yet she poses little threat to anyone. She has no power to make a great many people’s lives harder and unhappier.

A handful of authority figures do, and they’re using it. Why weren’t they voted “most hated”?

BTW, why are Spencer Pratt and Paris Hilton in the same poll as Casey Anthony and O.J. Simpson? Have Spencer and Paris murdered anyone?

Aug 10, 2011 3:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
stumps wrote:
Spencer Pratt, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, jersey shore losers etc. the reason these people are hated is because they are pampered completely useless people. And yet America has made them famous, thus am i surprised America is in the state its in, not at all, i say class war is comin and the rich are in for some trouble.

Aug 10, 2011 7:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Druidess wrote:
She is hated because she has proven to all that crime does indeed pay, at least for some. She will never go away. If the media and society would turn their backs on this creepster she would get her true comeuppance, i.e. shunning wherever she goes in many forms for the remainder of her life. Unfortunately, the media will find a way to keep her in the spotlight, keeping her going financially and I predict will one day make her a sympathetic figure. It’s why I’ve turned off my TV set since the day the verdict came down and am now receiving all my news online where the constant babble about this disgusting individual never ends. There oughtta be a dating website for these kinds of people.. Scott Peterson, are you listening, Casey is definitely your type of broad.

Aug 11, 2011 10:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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