Over one in two (51%) continue to follow the case of two 20 year old British women held in Peru over drug smuggling charges. Whilst a decision is yet to be made as to whether they will plead guilty or not, it remains the top story from last week. This was followed by the chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus leaving hundreds dead, as the Syrian conflict reaches another level of crisis.
In other news, three in ten (30%) were looking over the first official pictures of Prince George, revealed to the public and taken by his grandfather.
“Which, if any, of these news stories have you been following this week? “
Stories which captured your imagination from the last week also included David Cameron on his fourth holiday of the year and England?s victory over Australia in the Ashes.
“Which news story or article you have seen or heard about this week that particularly captured your imagination?”
Opinium Research carried out an online survey of 2,001 UK adults aged 18+ from 23rd to 28th of August 2013. Results have been weighted to nationally representative criteria.