Health care and the environment are tied (30%) as the issue people wish were covered more in the media according to a new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll. These top choices are followed by education (28%), the economy (24%), national security (20%), and local stories (20%). At the other end, very few people want to see more coverage of celebrities and pop culture (four percent), the media (five percent), and sports (five percent).
- Gen Z stands out for its overwhelming desire for more coverage of the environment, with 38% of those ages 13 to 22 choosing it as one of their top picks for more coverage.
- Boomers and the Silent/Greatest Generation cite health care about as frequently as Gen Z cites the environment (37% and 39%, respectively).
- No single issue rises to the top to the same degree among either Millennials or Gen X.
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Click through all the results in the interactive toplines below:
Of the following topics, which three do you personally follow the most closely in the news?
Of the following topics, which three do you wish were covered more in the news?
How often do you read a LOCAL newspaper, either online or in print?
How often do you watch cable television news on stations like Fox News, CNN, or MSNBC?
How often do you listen to talk radio?
How often do you watch news on national TV networks like ABC, CBS, or NBC?
How often do you get your news from websites on the internet, including the online sites for traditional print or television media outlets?
How often do you get your news from social media sites like Facebook or Twitter?