Young Americans Care More About World Cup Than VA, Iraq, IRS: Pew Study
Pew has come out with numbers that show Americans between the ages of 18-29 care more about the World Cup than other, more important events.
Of the Americans in that age bracket surveyed by Pew, 24% said they were following the World Cup “very closely.” 15% said the same for the VA story, while those numbers were 13% for the violence in Iraq and just 10% for the IRS missing emails investigation. The numbers for the 2014 midterm elections and recent Supreme Court rulings were even lower.
Even Older Americans care too much about the World Cup:
When Americans of all age groups were included, the World Cup did not come out on top. Instead, the VA backlog garnered the most attention at 28%, followed by Iraq at 25%, the IRS at 21% and then the World Cup at 17%.