GOV10.31.07 - GOV10.31.07 Americans and Attention Span...

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GOV10.31.07 Americans and Attention Span Presidenial Candidates speaking uninterrupted on the news 1968: 43.1 secs 1752: 25.2 1976:18.2 1992: 8.4 1996: 8.2 2000: 7.0 secs Who watches what? The older you get the more likely you are to watch the news and cable The newspapers dramatically sell Younger people watch little, busy The older you are the more likely you are to watch local news on a regular basis The younger you are the more likely you are to go online. 65+ 65-75 will see increases 75-85 reporting numbers drop because of health issues, less vote, people get out less One of the fastest growing demographics retired population What do you use to choose a president? 1992: TV 2000L TC still prominient, but drop off, and more people turning to radio and internet Newspaper down Magazines negligable Internet ^ Do we live in a media state? Like Sparta was a military state or England was the first industrial state. .. On average a person spends: 1824 hours/job a year 2737 Hours/sleep 3256 Hours/exposed to media a year (9 hours a day per person)
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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