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Questions - Informed Reader - September 27-28, 2013

Just 12% Think Most Americans Are Informed Voters
41% Look at U.S. Political News First, 30% Go Local
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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