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Unformatted text preview: o say there is not enough coverage; non -internet users (43%) are more likely than internet users (37%) to say this. Your state government: 39% of Americans say there is not enough coverage of news about their state government. There are no significant demographic variations where this topic is concerned. Your neighborhood or local community: 38% of Americans say there is not enough coverage of their neighborhood and local affairs. Young adults (41%) are more likely than senior citizens (31%) to believe this; those who get news on the internet (44%) are more likely than others (36%) to express this view. Pew Internet & American Life Project Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 19 Your neighborhood or local community: 38% of Americans say there is not enough coverage of their neighborhood and local affairs. Young adults (41%) are more likely than senior citizens (31%) to believe this; those who get news on the internet (44%) are more likely than others (36%) to express this view. Political party impacts news interests Pew Internet & American Life Project Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 20 Independents are currently the largest political group in America today, representing Political party impacts news interests Independents are currently the largest political group in America today, representing 34% of U.S. adults. People who identify as Independents show their distinctiveness in several of these news categories. They are more likely than partisans of either the Democratic or Republican parties to say they want certain topics to get more attention from news organizations. Their distinctive wish list includes more coverage of science, health and medicine, their local communities, U.S. domestic policy, and international news. NOTES 2 S ee “ Key News Audiences Now Blend Online and Traditional Sources: Audience Segments in a C h a n g i n g N e w s E n v i r o n m e n t . ” Available at: h ttp://people -press.org/report/444/news media Part 2: How people use the news and feel about the news Pew Internet &a...
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