In its first 20 years, MTV has had a profound effect on the musical tastes of those who watch the dedicated music channel, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Out of 5,392 respondent

In its first 20 years, MTV has had a profound effect on the musical tastes of those who watch the dedicated music channel, according to a recently completed Billboard.com poll. Out of 5,392 respondents, 35% say that watching the channel has exposed them to a wider range of music than they would normally have listened to, while an additional 27% believes that MTV has occasionally influenced their musical tastes.

Conversely, 22% say that MTV hasn't had that much of an effect on their tastes, and another 17% claim not to watch the channel at all.

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