September 11, 1989

News Interest Index

Report Summary

News about the drug wars, international and domestic, dominated the American consciousness in September in a way that no other issue did. There was extensive public attentiveness, significant public understanding, and few complaints about the amount of press coverage devoted to the story:

Cite this publication: “News Interest Index.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (September 11, 1989), accessed on July 23, 2014.