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Information age statistic of the day

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Almost a third of Americans surveyed by Pew Research Center don’t know how the Supreme Court ruled on the health care law last week and 15 percent think the law was overturned.

The level of awareness varies considerably according to the age demographic. From the report, via Poynter:

There are substantial age differences in news interest in the decision, as well as in awareness of what the court decided. Only about quarter of those younger than 30 (24%) followed news about the court’s health care decision very closely. That compares with 42% of those 30 to 49 and majorities of those 50 to 64 (56%) and 65 and older (62%).

Just 37% of those younger than 30 know that the court upheld most of the law’s provisions; majorities of older age groups know that the court upheld most provisions. Majorities of those who have attended college answered this correctly, compared with 44% of those with a high school education or less.

Image: PBS


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