Americans would most like to be neighbors with the Obama family, according to the third annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey. "Octomom" Nayda Suleman was named the least desirable neighbor of 2009.
In 2010 more adults would like to be neighbors with the Obamas (14 percent) than second-place Sarah Palin
(12 percent) and talk show host Ellen Degeneres
and Portia De Rossi
(12 percent). Country music superstar Taylor Swift
ranked third with 9 percent of the vote, followed by Oprah Winfrey
(7 percent) and football star Tom Brady
and his model wife Gisele Bundchen
But not all celebrities would make good neighbors. Seventeen percent of adults named Octomom the worst neighbor of 2009, followed closely by Jon and Kate Gosselin
Survey respondents were indecisive about whether or not professional golfer Tiger Woods
or Sarah Palin
would make good neighbors. Three percent of adults found Tiger to be a desirable neighbor for 2010, while only slightly more (4 percent) thought he was the worst neighbor of 2009. Last year Sarah was ranked at the top of the desirable neighbor list . While 12 percent thought her to be a desirable neighbor for 2010, 11 percent voted her as the worst neighbor of 2009.
Two controversial couples famous for capitalizing on media attention also made the worst list. One in ten (11 percent) did not want to live next to Richard and Mayumi Heene, parents of the infamous Balloon Boy in 2009. Reality TV stars Heidi Montag
and Spencer Pratt
received 8 percent of the vote. Britney Spears
, voted number one worst neighbor of 2008 (19 percent), received only 7 percent of the vote in 2009, ranking seventh on the “worst” list.
The survey asked more than 2,000 U.S. adults which celebrity they would most like to have as their neighbor, and who they wouldn’t want to share a fence with.
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