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Americans: Casey Anthony Trial Had Excessive Media Coverage

Americans Believe Casey Anthony Trial Received Excessive Media Coverage

Majority say Amy Winehouse death and fighting in Libya receiving appropriate coverage

Flemington, NJ, August 31, 2011 - A new national media study among 920 Americans revealed that the majority of respondents indicated that among the recent world events, the Casey Anthony trial was receiving excessive media attention.

The study was conducted by HCD Research and reported on its MediaCurvescom® website during August 26-30, to obtain Americans’ perceptions of recent and past media events with regard to the amount of media coverage they are receiving.

Among the recent world events, the majority of respondents reported that the Casey Anthony trial had too much coverage (62%). However, the majority Americans also indicated that other news events including the death of Amy Winehouse (63%), the U.S. debt ceiling debates (61%), the fighting in Libya (69%) and the S&P downgrade of the U.S. credit rating (63%) was receiving the appropriate media coverage.

Among the study findings:

Too much CoverageAppropriate CoverageNot Enough Coverage
Tiger Woods Affair80%19%0%
Death of Michael Jackson63%36%2%
Casey Anthony Trial62%34%4%
Sarah Palin’s possible 2012 presidential run49%42%9%
Governor Stanford36%57%6%
Prince William’s Engagement33%63%4%
Death of Osama Bin Laden31%61%8%
Ashton Kutcher on Two and a Half Men30%62%8%
Death of Amy Winehouse29%63%8%
NYC Mosque/Community Center27%51%22%
Shooting in Tucson25%71%4%
Death of Gary Coleman24%67%10%
U.S Debt Ceiling Debates22%61%17%
NFL Lockout20%65%15%
Sexual Assault Charges - Dominique Strauss-Kahn19%69%12%
Gulf Oil Spill17%61%23%
Death of Elizabeth Taylor16%75%10%
Budget Crisis15%65%20%
2012 Election15%65%20%
U.S Economic Recession14%58%28%
Earthquake in Virgina14%71%15%
Trapped Miners in Chile14%78%9%
Eathquake in Japan14%73%13%
Fighting in Libya14%69%17%
S&P Downgrade of US Credit Rating14%63%22%
September 11th Attack12%71%19%
2010 World Cup12%75%13%
Elizabeth Edwards11%77%13%
Earthquake in Haiti10%71%19%
Iranian Election Demonstrations7%61%33%
Bernie Madoff Coverage7%79%14%
National Debt6%48%45%
Death of Farrah Fawcett5%56%39%
Indian Ocean Tsunami3%79%18%
Tunisian Revolt2%58%40%
Floods in Australia1%59%40%


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