Table 7-5
News followed very closely by American public: 1996–2002
(Percent)
 
Type of news 1996 1998 2000 2002
Community 35 34 26 31
Crime 41 36 30 30
Health 34 34 29 26
Sports 26 27 27 25
Local government 24 23 20 22
Washington news 16 19 17 21
International affairs 16 16 14 21
Religion 17 18 21 19
Science and technology 20 22 18 17
Business and finance 13 17 14 15
Entertainment 15 16 15 14
Consumer news 14 15 12 12
Culture and arts 9 12 10 9
 
SOURCE: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Biennial Media Consumption Survey, 2002.
 
Science & Engineering Indicators — 2004
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