☛ The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: “Limited Public Interest in Egyptian Protests. Turmoil Draws Extensive Media Coverage” February 1sr, 2011, Report no. 699
So far, the extraordinary anti-government protests in Egypt have drawn much more attention from the news media than from the American public.
Only about one-in-ten (11%) cite news about protests in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries as the story they followed most closely last week. By contrast, more than three times that number (38%) followed news about the aftermath of the Jan. 8 Arizona shooting rampage most closely last week, according to the latest News Interest Index survey conducted Jan. 27-30 among 1,007 adults. (read more)
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