Level of interest in the news in the United States 2012

This statistic presents levels of interests in the news among the American population as of August 2012. The Harris Interactive survey revealed that 18 percent of respondents stated they were not really interested in news. News media credibilty ratings have been falling steadily since 2002.

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Release date

September 2012


United States

Survey time period

August 13 and 20, 2012

Number of respondents

n = 2,307

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

Percentage points exceeding 100 percent are likely due to rounding.
Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Harris Interactive surveys. The data have been weighted to reflect the composition of the adult population.

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