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81% Think Americans Pay Too Much Attention to Celebrity News

Friday, August 16, 2013

Which is more important: the riots in the Middle East or the latest celebrity scandal? Most Americans fear that, for many, it’s the latter.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 81% of American Adults think their fellow Americans pay too much attention to celebrity news and not enough attention to news that has real impact on their lives. This is down slightly from 86% in March 2011 and 87% in July 2010.  Just 10% think Americans don’t pay too much attention to celebrity news. (To see survey question wording, click here.) 

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on August 8-9, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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