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Young Adults Were Fixated On Fight Over Anti-Piracy Legislation, Pew Says

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, January 24 2012

The Pew Research Center on People & the Press notes today that young adults followed the battle over the Stop Online Piracy Act more closely than any other news story, according to new survey results.

A survey conducted Jan. 19-22 among 1,002 adults by the Pew center found that while 26 percent of all respondents were interested in news about a cruise ship that ran aground off the coast of Italy and only 7 percent were interested in online piracy legislation, the figures were drastically different for adults age 18-29.

Twenty-three percent of people in that age group most closely followed websites protesting online piracy legislation, while only 16 percent of respondents focused on the cruise ship accident, according to Pew.