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Wednesday July 8, 2009
With websites and newspapers buzzing with speculation over the pop star's untimely demise, and Time magazine rushing to publish an issue entirely devoted to the "King of Pop" - its first commemorative issue since the Sept 11 attacks on the US, only three per cent of Americans said coverage of the death had been too little.

Twenty-nine percent of the 1,000 people polled between June 26-29 for the survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press said they believed the coverage of Jackson's sudden death on Thursday was the "right amount."

Pew said African-Americans followed the death of Jackson more closely than the population as a whole, with eight in 10 blacks saying they followed the news of his death very closely compared with 22 per cent of whites.

Seven in 10 whites said there had been too much coverage compared with 36 per cent of blacks. Pew said the survey of some 1,000 Americans aged 18 years older has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. Continued....


Most Americans find MJ death coverage is excessive
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