London, July 2 (ANI): Two thirds of Americans are of the view that late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s death has been excessively covered by the media, according to a survey.
Conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, the survey saw 1,000 people being questioned between June 26-29.
The poll revealed that about 29 per cent people believed that the coverage of Jackson’s sudden death was the “right amount”.
However, about 64 per cent of those polled said that the coverage was too much, reports the Telegraph.
According to Pew, African-Americans followed the death of Jackson more closely than the population as a whole, with eight in 10 blacks revealing that they followed the news of his death very closely compared with 22 per cent of whites.
About 70 per cent whites said that there had been too much coverage, compared with 36 per cent of blacks.
Pew said that the survey of some 1,000 Americans aged 18 years older had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. (ANI)