… at least as it relates to the news.
The Pew Research Center is out with a study today that chronicles the difference in news habits between men and women.
Women consistently express more interest than men in stories about weather, health and safety, natural disasters and tabloid news. Men are more interested than women in stories about international affairs, Washington news and sports.
At the same time, men and women often express comparable levels of interest in the top news stories of the day. For example, the presidential campaign has attracted only modestly greater interest among men than among women. In five weekly news interest surveys in 2008, 37% of men and 32% of women say they have followed campaign news very closely.
So women overall seem more interested in domestic stories. Men are more interested in international stories.
Brittney Spears doesn’t come up at all.
(Hat tip: Mike Reszler)