08/20/2013 02:49 pm ET

Public Interest In Washington Post Sale Low: Pew

A majority of Americans said that they followed news of the Washington Post's sale to Jeff Bezos "not at all closely," Pew Research Center has reported.

The organization tracked public interest in news stories during the week of August 8. It found that 56 percent of respondents followed the sale "not at all closely," followed by 21 percent who said "not too closely," 16 percent "fairly closely" and 6 percent "very closely."

In fact, out of the four major stories Pew polled people about, Bezos' purchase of the Post and the lab-grown hamburger were the two that attracted the least attention.

Bezos, the founder of Amazon, purchased the Post for $250 million earlier this month.

(h/t Eddie Scarry)


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