National Survey of
1,000 American Adults
Conducted September 27-28, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* Generally speaking, how closely do you follow the news of the day?
2* How do you get most of your news – TV, radio, Internet, newspaper, social media, from friends or family or from other sources?
3* Are you more interested in national, international or local news?
4* Which type of news are you most likely to look at first – U.S. politics, foreign policy, business, local news, entertainment, or sports?
5* How likely are you to read a full news story in a newspaper, magazine or on the Internet?
6* Are Americans more informed or less informed than the citizens of most other developed nations, or is their level of knowledge about the same?
7* Do you consider yourself an informed citizen?
8* Do Americans have
a shorter attention span today than they did 25 years ago?
9* Are most Americans informed voters, or do they chiefly vote based on their emotions?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence