Table 7-6
News followed very closely by American public: Selected years, 1996–2004
(Percent)
 
Type of news 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004
Weather NA NA NA NA 53
Crime 41 36 30 30 32
Community 35 34 26 31 28
Health 34 34 29 26 26
Sports 26 27 27 25 25
Washington news 16 19 17 21 24
International affairs 16 16 14 21 24
Local government 24 23 20 22 22
Religion 17 18 21 19 20
Science and technology 20 22 18 17 16
Entertainment 15 16 15 14 15
Business and finance 13 17 14 15 14
Consumer news 14 15 12 12 13
Culture and arts 9 12 10 9 10
 

NA = not available

SOURCE: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Biennial Media Consumption Survey (2004).

 
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