Flemington, NJ, April 13, 2007 – Results of a national focus group revealed that more than half of Americans believe that Don Imus should not have been fired for his racially derogatory remarks that he made about the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.
The communications research study was conducted by HCD Research, using its mediacurves.com web site, during April 12-13, to obtain Americans’ views on the comments made by Don Imus during an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show on Tuesday
While viewing Don Imus’ description of the apology that he was going to make to the Rutgers’ women’s basketball team, participants indicated their levels of agreement by moving their mouse from left to right on a continuum. The responses are recorded in quarter-second intervals and reported in the form of curves. Participants were also asked several questions regarding the incident.
Among the study findings:
To view the agreement curves and detailed results of the study go to: www.mediacurves.com The Media Curves web site provides the media and general public with a venue to view Americans’ perceptions of popular and controversial media events and advertisements.
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