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US: News Interest (Pew 12/4-7)


Pew Research Center
12/4-7/09; 1,003 adults, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Pew release)

National

What recent news story, if any, have you and your friends been talking about? (open ended)
30% Tiger Woods
29% President Obama's speech/decision about Afghanistan
26% Health Care reform
16% Economy/Jobs/Stock market
7% Salahis/Coples that went to State dinner without an invitation
6% Crime
5% Police officers killed in Washington State

In the past few weeks, have you come to have a MORE favorable opinion of Barack Obama, a LESS favorable opinion of Barack Obama, or hasn't your opinion of him changed lately?
12% More Favorable, 27% Less Favorable, 57% Opinion has not changed

Most Closely Followed Story (from list)
29% Debate over health care reform
20% President Obama's decision to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan
15% Reports about the condition of the U.S. economy
10% News about Tiger woods' car accident
7% Four police officers killed in Washington State
4% News about a couple who attended a state dinner at the White House without an invitation

Of all the stories I just mentioned, which of them, if any, received TOO MUCH coverage?
69% News about Tiger Woods' car accident
44% News about a couple who attended a state dinner at the White House without an invitation
9% Debate over health care reform
7% President Obama's decision to send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan
4% Four police officers killed in Washington State
4% Reports about the condition of the U.S. economy

Did you watch President Obama's speech on Tuesday about Afghanistan, or did you just hear or see reports
about it on the news?

32% Watched on television
3% Watched on internet
1% Watched both (Vol.)
2% Listened on the radio (Vol.)
39% Just heard or saw reports about the speech
14% Did not watch, hear speech or news about Afghanistan decision (Vol.)

Are you hearing mostly good news about the economy these days, mostly bad news about the economy or a mix of both good and bad news?
7% Mostly good news, 33% Mostly bad news, 59% Mixed

 

Comments
jack:

That lady Collins and Dowd don't talk about policy. Only about sex scandals. They are terrible.

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