Pew Research Center Aug. 8, 2006

A Do-Nothing Congress That’s Done Too Much of the Wrong Thing

Approval ratings and reelect numbers are way down.

U.S. Politics Aug. 8, 2006

Public Conflicted About Press Reports of Bank Record Monitoring

Majority says reports hurt interest of American people — but even bigger majority says they tell citizens something they should know.

Aug. 8, 2006

As the Price of Gas Goes Up, The Nation’s Odometer Slows Down

About half the public says it is driving less due to sticker shock at the pump.

Media & News Aug. 8, 2006

News Magazine Roundtable

In this Project for Excellence in Journalism roundtable discussion, magazine industry experts see change as not only inevitable, but essential if the publications are to continue to survive. But they disagree about just what those changes should entail.

Media & News Aug. 1, 2006

Now in its Adolescence, the Internet Evolves into a Supplementary News Source

Now, as the internet enters its second decade as a potent new information technology, a study of America’s news consumption puts that adolescent’s role in the media family into sharper focus and clearer context.

Media & News Aug. 1, 2006

Can the ’Dead Tree’ Newspaper Survive?

In this, the third of the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism roundtables on the future of the news media, six experts from inside the newspaper industry discuss its future, its fate, and the changes it must make to survive.

Religion Aug. 1, 2006

The Rise of Shia Islam – and Iran

The recent violence in Lebanon and Israel, together with the sectarian strife in Iraq and escalating tensions around Iran’s nuclear ambitions, has drawn urgent attention to the resurgence and politicization of Shia Islam in the Middle East.

U.S. Politics Aug. 1, 2006

Online Papers Modestly Boost Newspaper Readership

The biennial news consumption survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press finds that newspapers, which have seen their audience decline in recent decades, are now stemming further losses with the help of their online editions.

Aug. 1, 2006

Americans and Their Cars: Is the Romance on the Skids?

Any nation with more passenger vehicles than licensed drivers has a pretty serious love affair with the automobile. But the romance seems to be cooling off a bit — a casualty of its own intensity.

U.S. Politics Jul. 26, 2006

Americans’ Support for Israel Unchanged by Recent Hostilities

A new Pew poll conducted July 6-19 finds little change in public sympathy for Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians, while Americans remain dissatisfied with the state of the nation and with the president’s performance.