Survey on the scandal of the summer 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 which scandal they considered the "scandal of the summer" in 2013.

Which of the following would you say has been the ‘Scandal of the Summer’?

Share of respondents
Edward Snowden leaking details of US mass surveillance programs to the press42%
Paula Deen being fired from Food Network due to allegations of racism16%
Performance enhancing drug revelations and related suspensions in Major League Baseball (MLB)12%
Revelations of additional sexting by Anthony Weiner9%
Reports that Simon Cowell conceived a child with his friend's wife4%
Reports of Amanda Bynes' erratic behavior3%
Reese Witherspoon's arrest for disorderly conduct1%
Something else14%
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Release date

August 2013


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

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

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