Internet & Tech Feb. 6, 2007

Election Newshounds Speak Up

If you ask political news consumers what they like most about their favorite platform for news, a vivid image of a typical TV, newspaper, and internet political news consumer will emerge from their own comments. All three media forms win praise from their primary fans for their convenience but the context for its definition varies.

Internet & Tech Jan. 30, 2007

Tagging Play

New internet features let users organize digital material their own way.

Media & News Jan. 30, 2007

Top of the News: Politics, War, and a Crucial Speech

One not-so-subliminal message in last week’s coverage is that of an increasingly dangerous and destabilizing world.

U.S. Politics Jan. 24, 2007

Global Warming: A Divide on Causes and Solutions

New poll finds continuing broad agreement that the earth is getting hotter, but few rate the phenomenon a top priority for action.

Jan. 24, 2007

We Try Hard. We Fall Short. Americans Assess Their Saving Habits

Despite a negative national savings rate, three-in-four Americans still think of themselves as savers. But a majority also acknowledge they don’t save enough, according to a new Pew survey.

U.S. Politics Jan. 22, 2007

Broad Support for Political Compromise in Washington

A large majority of the American public thinks the country is more politically polarized than in the past, and an even greater number expresses a strong desire for political compromise. Fully three-quarters say they like political leaders who are willing to compromise, compared with 21% who see this as a negative trait.

Internet & Tech Jan. 17, 2007

Election 2006 Online

A new poll finds the number of Americans who got most of their information about the 2006 campaign on the internet doubled from the 2002 mid-term election, and many used the web to become politically involved.

U.S. Politics Jan. 16, 2007

Most Oppose President Bush’s New Iraq Plan

President Bush’s plan to send roughly 21,000 additional troops to Iraq has drawn broad opposition from the American public. If anything, the plan has triggered increased partisan polarization on the debate over what to do in Iraq.

Media & News Jan. 16, 2007

Iraq Policy Debate Dominates the News

In the second week of the new year (January 7-12) Iraq policy filled 34% of the overall newshole and was the top story in all five media sectors — newspapers, online, network TV, cable and radio.

U.S. Politics Jan. 9, 2007

A Portrait of “Generation Next”

A new generation has come of age, shaped by an unprecedented revolution in technology and dramatic events both at home and abroad. They are Generation Next, the cohort of young adults who have grown up with personal computers, cell phones and the internet and are now taking their place in a world where the only constant is rapid change.