November 1, 1989

News Interest Index

Report Summary

Two momentous news stories engaged the attention of a majority of the American public over the past four weeks. Nearly three in four Americans (73%) followed very closely news about the destruction caused by the San Francisco earthquake while half the public (50%) followed closely the recent news about the opening of the Berlin Wall.

Cite this publication: “News Interest Index .” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (November 1, 1989) http://www.people-press.org/1989/11/01/attitudes-toward-news-organization/, accessed on July 22, 2014.