73%: No newspaper worth $2.50
Is any daily newspaper worth a newsstand purchase price of $2.50?
We put that question to Americans on this same week when the New York Times raised its Monday-Saturday newsstand price from $2.00 to $2.50.
America’s response: 73% no, 16% yes, and 11% with no opinion.
Younger people were more likely than older people to say a single newspaper can be worth $2.50: 18-29 year olds – 65% no, 29% yes; 30-44 year olds – 73% no, 17% yes; 45-64 year olds – 78% no, 11% yes; 65+ year olds – 72% no, 11% yes.
Along partisan lines: Democrats – 66% no, 24% yes; Republicans – 75% no, 17% yes; independents – 77% no, 9% yes.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,094 registered voters nationwide was conducted January 3, 2012 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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