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AMERICANS FIND LONG-DISTANCE PHONE SERVICE COMPETITIVE; LATEST WIRTHLIN GROUP POLL RESULTS

 AMERICANS FIND LONG-DISTANCE PHONE SERVICE COMPETITIVE;
 LATEST WIRTHLIN GROUP POLL RESULTS
 MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine out of 10 Americans surveyed believe the long-distance telephone industry is very or fairly "competitive" when asked to judge the marketplace today. The results were revealed this week by The Wirthlin Group in its monthly National Quorum of 1,000 adults randomly questioned.
 In addition, the same sample identified long-distance telephone service as the most competitive among six leading industries, including airlines (ranked second), overnight mail delivery (third), oil and gas production (fourth), local telephone service (fifth) and cable television (sixth and last).
 Among the survey group, 57 percent describe the long-distance telephone market as "very competitive," while another 33 percent call it "fairly competitive." The Wirthlin Group President Jim Granger noted, "A number of this magnitude (90 percent) is quite significant. It suggests the public knows it has real choices among long-distance telephone companies, services and prices."
 In demographics, females and Democrats are slightly more likely to believe the long-distance market is competitive than males or Republicans.
 These results follow an earlier survey by The Wirthlin Group in November 1991 which found that three out of four Americans (74 percent) feel it is "extremely important" for the United States to be globally competitive in terms of economics and manufacturing, while another 21 percent rank competitiveness as at least "somewhat important."
 The National Quorum is a random telephone survey of 1,000 adults, aged 18 and over, conducted each month in the continental United States. The October Quorum was fielded during the weekend and evening hours on Saturday, Oct. 10-Wednesday, Oct. 14. The survey has a margin of error at the 95 percent confidence level of 3.09 percent.
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 /CONTACT: Christine Kielpinski-Reich of The Wirthlin Group, 703-556-0001/ CO: The Wirthlin Group ST: Virginia IN: TLS SU:


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