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.

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.

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.

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.

Pew Research Center Jan. 20, 2005

Trends 2005

The first publication of the Pew Research Center explores American public opinion and values, religion and public life, media, the Internet, Hispanics, the states and global opinion.