Report

News Interest Index: Health Care Debate Tops Public Interest, Coverage

  • March 31, 2010

The long-running debate over health care reform continued to dominate public attention and media coverage last week as the final skirmishes played out on Capitol Hill and President Obama set out to promote the newly-enacted law.

Two-thirds of Americans (66%) say they followed the health care debate more closely than any other major news story last week. Another 5% say they followed news about vandalism and threats directed at Democrats who voted for the legislation most closely, according to the latest News Interest Index survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press among 1,018 adults March 26-29.

Read the full report Health Care Debate Tops Public Interest, Coverage on the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press' Web site.