WASHINGTON - Most people believe the May 2 killing of Osama bin Laden by US Navy SEALs received too much news coverage, a poll indicates. An analysis of data by Pew Researchs Project for Excellence in Journalism found that 43 per cent of the respondents said the story received too much coverage and 42 per cent thought the coverage was appropriate. Forty-two per cent said they followed news of bin Ladens killing more closely than any other news last week. The survey said 67 per cent of last weeks news focused on bin Ladens death. Just one story has received more coverage since Pew started tracking news coverage in early 2007. In August 2008, the media devoted just under 69 per cent of its coverage to the presidential campaign in which Democrats nominated Barack Obama and Republican nominee John McCain named Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate. The raid on bin Laden was the weeks top story but it wasnt the top story of the year, the poll showed. In mid-March, 57 per cent of respondents said they followed the Japan earthquake and nuclear disaster more closely than other news.