U.S. Politics Mar. 2, 2011

Rising Oil Prices Big News for Public

With the media fixated on events in Libya, the public focused on a related concern that received little news coverage — rising oil prices.

U.S. Politics Jan. 12, 2011

Fewer Hearing “Mostly Bad” Economic News

Americans hearing mostly bad news about the economy has dropped to its lowest point since the financial collapse. Republicans, in particular, are much less likely to say they are hearing mostly bad economic news than they were a month ago.

U.S. Politics Oct. 7, 2010

Shifting Perceptions of Economic Coverage

Perceptions of media coverage of the economy since October 2008 vary dramatically by party. Also, the press are still far more interested in the midterms than the public.

U.S. Politics Sep. 9, 2010

Views of Economic News Little Changed

The public’s perceptions of economic news remain mixed, but continue to be much more negative than they were earlier this year.

U.S. Politics Jul. 8, 2010

Public Increasingly Hearing Mostly Bad Economic News

Perceptions of economic news have turned much more negative in the past month, with news about jobs seen as especially dour.

U.S. Politics Jun. 16, 2010

Public Sees No Improvement in Economic News

Most Americans continue to see a mix of good and bad economic news. The Gulf oil leak still tops news interest.

Media & News Oct. 5, 2009

Covering the Great Recession

The gravest economic crisis since the Great Depression has been covered in the media largely from the top down, told primarily from the perspective of the Obama administration and big business.

Internet & Tech Sep. 10, 2009

Americans Researching the Recession Also Look for Digital Diversions

Most Americans who have turned to online sources for economic information have also used the internet to take their minds off of their financial troubles, especially younger online economic users.

U.S. Politics Aug. 12, 2009

Americans Hear Improvement in Tone of Economic News

Americans are hearing better news coverage about financial markets, real estate and prices. Also, as the health care debate tops interest, town hall protests register widely, with a majority calling the behavior appropriate.

Internet & Tech Jul. 15, 2009

Recession Dot Net

More than two-thirds of Americans have logged on to the internet looking for financial information. Of these “online economic users” most are looking for good deals and job opportunities. More said that what they learned on the internet made them more anxious than said they were made more confident.