The British Petroleum oil spill off the coast of Louisiana was the economic news event that grabbed the most Americans this year, according to a new survey from Rasmussen Reports
. It says that 54 percent of adults closely followed the oil leak news June 14-15.
News about plans to build a Muslim mosque near the ground zero site placed second, with 51 percent of Americans following closely July 19-20. News about airport security measures adopted in the wake of last year’s attempted Christmas day airline bombing placed third, with 50 percent of Americans following closely Jan. 5-6.
News about the Haiti earthquake placed fourth, with 43 percent of Americans paying close attention Jan. 19-20. News about rising poverty in the United State placed fifth, with 40 percent of Americans paying close attention Sept. 17-18. And news about state budget woes placed fifth, with 39 percent of Americans paying close attention Oct. 19-20.
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