Royal Baby Mediastorm Falls Short of U.S. Shores
Highly popular in the United Kingdom, the royal couple have not drawn strong interest on the other side of the Atlantic. News about the political situation in the United States has long proved the most popular topic amongst the American public.
In a survey conducted by Pew Research Center in December 2012, only 16 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 admitted they were interested in news regarding the forthcoming royal child. Enthusiasm certainly rose with age, peaking between 55 and 64. In this bracket, at least 36 percent of people said they would follow the story very/fairly closely.
Americans are not close followers of royal affairs, though the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997 certainly proved an exception. By and large however, this particular Commonwealth mediastorm has fallen short of U.S. shores.
This chart shows the percentage of Americans very/fairly closely following the story of the royal birth by age