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Friday, 21st October 2011

Growing Attention to Wall Street Protests

Source: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press

From the press release:

The public focused most closely last week on two interrelated news stories – the nation's struggling economy and the anti-Wall Street protests that have now spread far beyond their beginnings in New York City. Two-in-ten (20%) say their top story was reports about the condition of the U.S. economy.

That's about the same as the 18% that say their top story was the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York and other cities, according to the latest weekly News Interest Index survey, conducted Oct. 13-16 among 1,007 adults by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. One week earlier, the protests did not rank high among the public's top stories, but as the movement has spread – and coverage has ramped up – so has public interest.

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