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58% Say There's Too Much Media Coverage of Royal Wedding

Tomorrow, Prince William of England will marry Catherine Middleton in what some are calling “the wedding of the century.” But stateside a majority of Americans think the media is paying too much attention to the royal wedding.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of American Adults say the media is giving too much attention to tomorrow's nuptials. Twenty-nine percent (29%) say the level of attention is about right. Just three percent (3%) think the media is not paying enough attention to the royal wedding. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Granted, interest in the wedding on this side of the pond is low. Only 30% of Americans say they have been following news about the royal wedding at least somewhat closely, including just six percent (6%) who say they have been following it Very Closely.

Thirty-four percent (34%) say they are at least somewhat likely to watch tomorrow's ceremony, with 15% who are Very Likely to do so. But 64% are unlikely to watch the royal wedding, including 29% who are Not At All Likely to watch.

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 24-25, 2011 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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