Three-quarters of all postgrads say they enjoy puns
In a recent survey that polled national appreciation for puns, YouGov finds that 59% of Americans have an affinity for this type of wordplay.
Research from YouGov Omnibus reports that while the majority appreciates a good pun, more say they like (38%) this form of humor than love it (21%). Few report that they dislike (7%) or hate (3%) puns. More people (31%) say they’re unsure of how they feel about puns than say anything negative towards them.
Data from YouGov Profiles reveals just how puns and wordplay humor rank among things that make people laugh. For pun enthusiasts who say they either like or love puns, wordplay ranks third (34%) behind observations on everyday life (74%) and observations on news and current affairs (49%). For those who hate or don’t like puns at all, wordplay ranks sixth (16%) behind observations on everyday life (62%), observations on news and current affairs (35%), controversial or taboo subjects (21%), impressions (21%), and funny and surreal sketches (20%).
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