Flemington, NJ, September 21, 2007 — Results of a national focus group conducted among 302 Americans revealed that a majority 66% do not believe that O.J. Simpson was “set up” last week when he was arrested on a felony charge in Las Vegas.
The study was conducted by HCD Research during September 20-21, to obtain Americans’ views on comments made by Thomas Riccio, the auctioneer involved in the O.J. Simpson case, on the Larry King Live show.
As participants watched video segments of the interview on their computer, they used their mouse to indicate levels of believability by moving it from left to right on a continuum. Their responses were recorded in quarter-second intervals, and the mean of all responses is reported in the form of curves, which indicate levels of believability. To view detailed results and believability curves, go to: www.mediacurves.com
Among the study findings:
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.
Editors/Reporters: For more information on the study, or to speak with Glenn Kessler, managing partner, HCD Research, please contact Vince McGourty, HCD Research, at (908) 483-9121 or (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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