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Royal Wedding Is Drawing a Yawn From Many Americans


How fascinated are Americans with Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s nuptials next week? According to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, not very. Only 6 percent have been following news about the wedding very closely, and an additional 22 percent are following it somewhat closely.

Women are paying much more attention to the wedding than are men, particularly older women. A third of women under 40 are following news of the wedding at least somewhat closely, as are more than 4 in 10 women who are 40 or older. In comparison, half of men are not following news of the wedding at all. “It’s their British thing; it’s their custom,” Edward Rakas, 57, of Colchester, Conn., said in a follow-up interview after the poll was completed. “I guess they enjoy it, but it’s just not something I’m interested in.”

Women are also more apt to say they expect to watch the broadcast of the royal wedding next week. Older women are even more likely to schedule an early morning wake-up call for Friday.

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Comment by Alan Neuman
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Why is this topic relevant? Anyone with an ounce of intelligence instantly recognizes that this article is meant to try to generate more interest. Which none of us should want at all. even negative press is good press since the goal is to draw more attention. The royals are the enemy of every patriotic free thinker. This celebrity worship has got to stop! We should do what the media does to our news. COMPLETELY IGNORE IT!

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