The country has spoken – the Beatles are the clear-cut favorite among Americans as the greatest rock and roll band of all-time.

A poll conducted by Monmouth University and released Thursday found that 86 percent of adults in the U.S. like the Beatles, while just eight percent dislike the English band.

Surprisingly, the finding also illustrates that the Beatles’ popularity among Republicans has plunged over the past decade as a result of the current political climate. Opinions of the group have seen quite the adjustment across all political affiliations.

In 2018, Democrats reported an increase in favorability – 54 percent like the Beatles “a lot,” compared to 51 percent in 2009. The trend continues with registered independents as 53 percent like them a lot in 2018 compared to 49 percent in 2009. The large change in favorability came from conservatives as Republicans reported that just 40 percent like the Beatles a lot now compared to 50 percent in 2009, resulting in a 10-point drop.

The poll randomly sampled 805 adults aged 18 and older over the course of four days and asked a series of questions ranging from best rock and roll band or group of all-time to whether or not the Beatles appeal more to people with liberal or conservative beliefs.

When asked to name the greatest rock and roll group of all-time, nearly one-in-four, or 23 percent, of U.S. adults say “The Beatles.” Bringing up the second place by a wide margin are the Rolling Stones at eight percent, Led Zeppelin holding on at four percent, AC/DC also at four percent, the Eagles with three percent, and Aerosmith and Queen with a slim two percent. There were also dozens of other groups declared by no more than one percent of poll participants.

“The Beatles enjoy remarkable longevity among music lovers of all stripes because of their time-eclipsing compositions and exquisite musicianship,” said Ken Womack, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University. Womack is a renowned Beatles scholar who recently authored a two-volume biography of legendary producer George Martin.

Other bands mentioned in the study include Metallica, Pink Floyd, U2 and The Who.

Take a look at America's list of top rock and roll bands of all-time, below:

1. The Beatles

The Beatles

The Beatles (AP)

2. The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones (AP)

3. Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin (Chris Walter/WireImage for Getty)

4. AC/DC


AC/DC (Getty)

5. The Eagles

The Eagles perform at the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation's Thirteenth Annual Induction Dinner at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel, January 12. Band members are (L-R) Randy Meisner, Timothy B. Schmidt, Glen Frey, Don Felder, Joe Walsh and Don Henley (rear).ENTERTAINMENT FAME - RTRADZ1

The Eagles (Reuters)

6. Aerosmith

September 12, 2012. Rock band Aerosmith (L-R) Tom Hamilton, Brad Whitford, Joe Perry, Steven Tyler and Joey Kramer pose while promoting their upcoming album

Aerosmith (Reuters)

7. Queen


Queen (Junko Kimura/Getty)

8. The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are shown in this 1966 photo. The group includes three brothers, a cousin and an honorary relative. Left to right top: Mike Love, Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson. Bottom, Al Jardine and Dennis Wilson. (AP Photo)

The Beach Boys (AP)

9. Bon Jovi

In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, members of Bon Jovi from left, Phil X, Tico Torres, Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan and Hugh McDonald pose for a portrait in New York. The band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
 (Photo by Drew Gurian/Invision/AP, File)

Bon Jovi (AP)

10. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform onstage during SiriusXM's 10th anniversary celebration at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York March 9, 2012.      REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Reuters)

11. Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival

Creedence Clearwater Revival (Evening Standard/Getty)

12. Def Leppard

Members of the British rock group Def Leppard placed their handprints in cement during the private ceremony at Hollywood's RockWalk ceremony September 5, 2000 in Hollywood. Shown (L-R) are Rick Allen, Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Vivian Campbell and Rick Savage. The band was originally formed in 1977 and has sold over 31 million albums in the United States alone.


Def Leppard (Reuters)

13. Elvis Presley

American singer and actor Elvis Presley surrounded by Korean actress Linda Wong, American Julie Parrish, British Suzanna Leigh, American Marianna Hill, American Donna Butterworth (little girl), and Chinese Irene Tsu, on the set of Paradise, Hawaiian Style directed by Canadian Michael D. Moore. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Elvis Presley (Getty)

14. Fleetwood Mac

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 18, 1993 file photo, the rock group Fleetwood Mac, reuniting after 13 years apart, performs during the American Gala evening at the Capital Centre in Landover, Md.   From left to right are, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Mick Fleetwood. Fleetwood Mac annunced Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 that the group is canceling planned performances in Australia and New Zealand as bassist John McVie is treated for cancer. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

Fleetwood Mac (AP)

15. Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead (Getty)

16. Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses (Michael Loccisano/Getty)

17. The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix (AP)

18. Journey


Journey (Chris Walter/WireImage for Getty)

19. Kiss


Kiss (Jason Merritt/Getty)

20. Lynyrd Skynyrd

The group Lynyrd Skynyrd arrive for the 47th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Lynyrd Skynyrd (AP)