A new Gallup survey shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans (64%) are paying at least somewhat close attention to news coverage of the so-called fiscal cliff:

The number of Americans paying attention has increased as the deadline for Congress to reach a deal avoiding the cliff comes closer:

Americans paying close attention to fiscal cliff news

It’s worth noting that in mid November, a Pew survey showed 40% of Americans said they weren’t too sure what would even happen if no deal is reached before the deadline.

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