News Interest Index: Economy, Election Are Public's Top Stories

Jun 12, 2012

The public continued to track news about the economy and the presidential election, while paying less attention to another important political story – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in a hard-fought recall election.

The latest weekly News Interest Index, conducted June 7-10 among 1,000 adults by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, finds that 35% say they followed reports about U.S. economic conditions very closely while 30% tracked news about the presidential election very closely.

The public expressed less interest in news about European economic problems (21% very closely), the Wisconsin recall election (18%) and the CIA killing of an al Qaeda leader in a drone strike in Pakistan (16%).

Read the full report, Economy, Election Are Public's Top Stories, on the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press' website.

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