Survey on attention paid to selected scandals in the United States in 2013

This statistic shows the results of a 2013 survey on the scandals which occurred the same year in the United States. Respondents were asked how much attention they paid to selected scandals. 70 percent stated they pay a "great deal" of attention or at least "some attention" to the scandal of Edward snowden leaking confidential information about mass surveillance programs to the press in 2013.

How much attention have you paid to each of the following scandals?

"Great deal" or "some attention""Not much" or "no attention"N/A - I was not at all aware of this
Edward Snowden leaking details of US mass surveillance programs to the press70%25%6%
Paula Deen being fired from Food Network due to allegations of racism53%44%3%
Performance enhancing drug revelations and related suspensions in Major League Baseball (MLB)52%40%8%
Revelations of additional sexting by Anthony Weiner41%49%10%
Reports of Amanda Bynes' erratic behavior23%59%18%
Reese Witherspoon's arrest for disorderly conduct20%62%19%
Reports that Simon Cowell conceived a child with his friend's wife19%59%22%
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Source

Release date

August 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

August 16 - 20, 2013

Number of respondents

2,045 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

"'Great deal' or 'Some attention'" includes answer options ""Have paid a great deal of attention to it" and "Have paid some attention to it".

"'Not much' or 'No' attention" includes answer options "Have not paid much attention to it" and "Have not paid much attention at all, but was aware".

According to the source, percentages may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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