Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A surprising number of Americans rate the death of Prince as a bigger blow to the country than the passing of longtime U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Most think the media has definitely been treating the popular musician's death as the bigger loss.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 64% of American Adults say Scalia's death is more important to the nation than the death of Prince. Twenty-one percent (21%) rate Prince's death last week as the bigger national calamity. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 25-26, 2016 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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