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Data: HarrisX online survey of 2,000 U.S. adults age 18 and over, May 4-5, 2018; Chart: Chris Canipe/Axios

Americans are split on whether they should be be concerned about consolidation in the tech, media and telecom sectors, according to a new HarrisX survey.

Why it matters: The findings come as a number of controversial deals — from AT&T's purchase of Time Warner to T-Mobile's combination with Sprint — are poised to transform the companies consumers use to access the internet.

The details:

  • Many members of the public don't yet have an opinion of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. 59% said they were waiting to learn more to determine their position on the deal.
  • 22% said they supported it, and 20% said they opposed it.

Methodology: HarrisX, a market research firm, talked with 2,000 adults in the United States on May 4 and 5. That was after T-Mobile and Sprint announced their merger.

Go deeper: Axios' Sara Fischer on media merger mayhem.

Go deeper

Biden pledges to double U.S. climate funding to developing nations

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly on September 21, 2021. (Eduardo Munoz-Pool/Getty Images)

Staring down a "borderless climate crisis," President Biden told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday that the U.S. will double public financial assistance to developing countries, including money to help them adapt to present-day climate impacts.

Why it matters: The failure of industrialized nations to fulfill a 2009 pledge to devote $100 billion annually to developing countries is a major impediment to a successful UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, which starts next month.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
2 hours ago - Economy & Business

IPO market holds firm amid stock market tumult

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

The IPO market is doing its best Alfred E. Neuman impression so far this week, refusing to entertain everyone else's worries.

The big picture: Both the Dow and S&P 500 fell nearly 2% yesterday, as investors tried to measure the fallout of Chinese construction giant Evergrande defaulting on its $300 billion in liabilities.

3 hours ago - World

Sudanese government says it put down coup attempt

Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok (L) and Sovereign Council Chief Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. Photo: Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty

The Sudanese government announced on Tuesday morning that its military and security services had foiled an attempted coup from within the country’s armed forces.

Why it matters: The apparent coup attempt comes with Sudan’s transitional government — in which power is shared between civilians and generals — facing crises on several fronts two years after dictator Omar al-Bashir was toppled in a popular uprising.