April 12, 1990

International News Tops Domestic in Public Interest

Report Summary

Events overseas are overshadowing the importance of domestic news to the public. Americans are ten times more likely to cite an international news story (40%) than a domestic one (4%) as the most important event of the month. This is the fifth month in a row that Americans have named overseas stories more often than U.S. based ones as the most important news of the period.