A new poll conducted by CBOS has found that 63% of Poles like to listen to Disco Polo.
The poll data, which comes from a survey conducted between the 28th of June and the 5th of July, was published on Twitter last week.
In the same tweet, CBOS said their survey found the most fervent fans of Disco Polo are more likely to be uneducated and live in a village. The poll also found Disco Polo fans to be more likely to declare their pride in being Polish.
[28.06-5.07.2018] Prawie dwie trzecie Polaków lubi muzykę disco polo (63%). Jej sympatykami są przede wszystkim osoby mniej wykształcone oraz mieszkańcy wsi. Miłośnicy tego gatunku muzycznego częściej niż pozostali deklarują, że odczuwają dumę z bycia Polakami.
— CBOS (@CBOS_Info) August 8, 2018
Disco Polo, something of a phenomenon in Poland, is similar in character to Europe’s cheesy 90’s dance hits (hence why hits by Modern Talking are popular with Disco Polo fans). Last year’s Disco Polo event at Stadion Wrocław was attended by almost 40,000 people.
Disco Polo’s popularity appeared to be on the wane around a decade ago, however nowadays the music genre is as popular as it ever has been. The music is an ever-present at many Polish weddings and parties, while there are Disco Polo clubs, radio stations and tv channels that operate throughout the country.
The trashiness of Diso Polo’s simple lyrics and the formulaic pop sound is loathed by a modest percentage of Poland’s population. That said, as you can see from the CBOS poll, the vast majority of the country love it – so much so that it has now become an established part of Polish culture.