Q/A: How Pew Research analyzed America’s polarized media consumption habits
We asked Amy Mitchell, our Director of Journalism Research, to discuss how the new report on media polarization was put together.
Debate over inequality highlights sharp partisan divisions on the issue
Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen addressed the issue of inequality in a speech last week, an issue on which there is a sharp partisan divide.
What is the greatest threat to the world? Depends on where you live
Prior to the most recent Ebola outbreak in the western parts of the continent, a median of 32% across the seven African nations polled feared infectious disease as the top danger. In the Middle East, the top danger is ethnic and religious hatred.
Young U.S. Catholics overwhelmingly accepting of homosexuality
The Roman Catholic Church signaled a more accepting stance toward gay people in a report bishops released during the Vatican’s synod on the family this week, a position already embraced by a majority of American Catholics, particularly younger adults.
Romney (again) in 2016? That would be unusual, but not unprecedented
Only nine major-party candidates have won a second presidential nomination after losing a previous election, and only four of those won the second time around.
Gay marriage arrives in the South, where the public is less enthused
Nationwide, 52% of Americans support gay marriage. In the South, 44% of people support gay marriage – well below the East (61%), West (58%) and Midwest (52%).
Media coverage of the 2016 presidential race heats up
Hillary Clinton and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have received more media coverage than other potential 2016 presidential candidates, as of September 2014.
Most Pakistanis agree with Malala on educating girls
Most Pakistanis agree with importance of educating girls as advocated by Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
China’s government may be communist, but its people embrace capitalism
China’s incredible economic expansion has led the Chinese to be overwhelmingly happy with their economic situation and optimistic about their future, but there are underlying complaints about inflation, inequality and corruption.
Cutbacks at CNN highlight the cable news paradox
In terms of TV viewership, cable news peaked as a medium around the 2008 presidential election and, while showing impressive potential in digital, the business model is uncertain.