Study Finds Racial, Ethnic Divide in Attention to Crime News

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by: Paul Hitlin and Katerina Eva Matsa | Pew Research Center

Crime consistently ranks as one of the most followed and discussed topics by the public, and it receives more attention in local news media than almost any other subject. A recent Pew Research Center report reinforces these findings but also suggests that certain groups of residents pay closer attention to local crime than others in the three cities studied. A difference that particularly stands out is between racial and ethnic groups.

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