Essential Report

Interest in news stories

Dec 1, 2020

Q. How closely have you been following these news stories in the last fortnight?

  TOTAL:

Closely

TOTAL:

Not closely

 
The Covid-19 outbreak in South Australia 69% 31%
The trial results of Covid-19 vaccines 66% 34%
The Trump campaign’s ongoing legal disputes regarding the US presidential election 56% 44%
The alleged war crimes committed by Australian special forces soldiers in Afghanistan 53% 47%
  • The Covid-19 outbreak in South Australia was the news item most closely followed over the past two weeks (69%), followed closely by the trial results of Covid-19 vaccines (66%).
  • The Trump campaign’s ongoing legal disputes regarding the US presidential election was followed by 56% of people and the alleged war crimes committed by Australian special forces soldiers in Afghanistan by 53%.

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