Who is the most hated person in the United States? It's Casey Anthony, according to a poll. The Florida woman, who was charged with the murder of her two-year-old daughter and later acquitted, is voted as the person most disliked in the nation.
25-year-old Anthony, accused of the killing of her own daughter Caylee, was acquitted in July and since then, she has been hiding, without anybody knowing her whereabouts. The news of her release from jail surprised and outraged millions of Americans.
Now, considering the results of a poll, conducted by California-based E-Poll's E-Score Celebrity research for the first week of August, it appears that the fury against the accused child-killer still remains in people's mind. In the "total dislike" category, Anthony stands at the top with 94 percent of the respondents disliking her.
The survey showed that 53 percent of the people were aware of the Casey Anthony case. While 57 percent of them considered Anthony as "creepy", 60 percent of the respondents considered her as "cold".
In the "total dislike" category, Anthony was followed by the former "The Hills" reality TV show star Spencer Pratt with 88 percent dislike and Nadya "Octomom" Suleman, the unemployed single California woman who gave birth to octuplets in 2009, with 87 percent. Suleman already had six children when the octuplets were born.
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O.J. Simpson, the person who was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and a friend in 1995, came in fourth. Next in the list was another reality-TV star Jon Gosselin, who was famous for his eight kids and a public divorce from his ex-wife Kate Gosselin. 79 percent of the respondents disliked him, Reuters reported.
Other names in the list included Levi Johnston, the former fiance of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol, socialite Paris Hilton, Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss and radio shock jock Howard Stern.
The E-Score Celebrity poll is a weekly survey, which is carried out among a representative sample of 1,100 respondents aged 13 and over.