Americans Cared More About Baby Jessica Than About Chernobyl
September 4, 2007 8:40 PM Subscribe
NewsFilterFilter: What Kind Of News Do People Really Want?
A recent study
by the Pew Research Center For The People & The Press analyzes 165 separate surveys of Americans' news preferences (conducted over a period of 20 years). One of the findings would have been obvious to most Mefites: "Polarizing social issues involving family, sexuality, patriotism and God engender the highest levels of attention."
Crime, health and politics have consistently received mid-level attention. Tabloid and entertainment news (Paris and Britney, this means you), science and technology, and "foreign" news? Meh, not so much.
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