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What story of 2012 had the most impact on you and how did you hear about it? (It could be something that affected you personally. It does not have to be one of these stories or even a national issue).
KQED's news blog The Lowdown gives us the top 15 stories that Americans paid the most attention to this year. The results are taken from the polls produced by the Pew Research Center. It seems there are no surprises here - the presidential election was the most popular story, with the tragic school shootings in Connecticut attracting a great deal of attention and sympathy, and the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy followed as a close third.
But what were the top stories for you and where did you come across them?
Did the fortunes of Facebook’s stock value matter to you? Or how about the death of Whitney Houston or the doping allegations against Lance Armstrong who was stripped of his Tour de France titles? Or perhaps the controversy surrounding gay marriage....Which stories mattered to you and your friends or family?
Pew Research Center post Election, Tragedies Dominate Top Stories of 2012 - Dec. 20, 2012
The public’s news interests were very much focused on domestic developments this year, with the election outcome, last week’s horrific school shooting and Hurricane Sandy leading the list of the top stories of 2012.