U.S. Politics Mar. 22, 2007

Iraq and Vietnam: A Crucial Difference in Opinion

While public opinion about the war in Iraq has followed a path not unlike that charted during the Vietnam War, one important disparity stands out: attitudes toward the military.

Religion Mar. 21, 2007

Nigeria’s Presidential Election: The Christian-Muslim Divide

The campaign leading up to the election is a reminder of the sharp Christian-Muslim divide in Africa’s most populous country.

U.S. Politics Mar. 15, 2007

Trends in Public Opinion about the War in Iraq, 2003-2007

On the fourth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the public has turned against the decision to use military force. But views of how the military effort is going, while now decidedly negative, have been more volatile, and Americans have been slow to conclude that U.S. troops should be withdrawn.

Internet & Tech Mar. 14, 2007

Latinos Online

A new joint report from the Pew Hispanic Center and the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that low levels of education and limited English ability largely explain the gap in internet use between Hispanics and non-Hispanics living in the U.S.

Media & News Mar. 12, 2007

State of the American News Media, 2007: Mainstream Media Go Niche

The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s fourth annual report finds every sector of TV news lost audience in 2006. Newspapers, while garnering larger audiences for their content via online platforms, faced more downbeat financial assessments.

U.S. Politics Mar. 8, 2007

Foreign Policy: The Public Sends a Muddled Message

Opinion surveys find much in the way of public frustration, but little in the way of direction on the international and military front.

U.S. Politics Mar. 8, 2007

Top Journalists Less Widely Admired Than 20 Years Ago

Only a slim majority can now name the journalist they admire most and the preferences are scattered across the networks, cable news channels, public television and even Comedy Central.

Media & News Mar. 8, 2007

A Verdict on the Media’s Verdict on the Libby Trial

The jury has spoken in the perjury and obstruction trial of Scooter Libby that so intimately involved the journalism profession itself. We know the vice-president’s former top aide was found guilty. But who and what else did the media implicate in its post-verdict coverage?

Hispanic Mar. 7, 2007

Construction Jobs Expand for Latinos Despite Slump in Housing Market

Despite the housing slump, Hispanic workers find a ready market for their skills.

U.S. Politics Mar. 1, 2007

Anna Nicole Audience Praises Press Coverage

Even though most Americans (61%) think Anna Nicole Smith’s death has been over-covered, the press gets high marks from that portion of the public (more than a third) who are following the story closely. Two-thirds of this group rate the coverage as good or excellent – better marks than the press receives from the audiences of any of the other top stories of the past week. This is in line with poll findings about previous tabloid stories: their core audiences think the press does a great job of covering them.