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Panama Tops January News Interest Index

Report Summary

In December, Americans paid great attention to the invasion of Panama. News of the Romanian revolution, however, attracted only a modest level of public interest. While sixty percent of the public followed events in Panama very closely, only 28% said that they were very attentive to the violent overthrow of the Ceausescu government. News about the on-going political changes in East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Hungary got as much attention from the public as did the Romanian bloodbath (29%).

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