U.S. Politics Jul. 8, 2009

King of Pop Remains on Top

Though Jackson was most watched, many still had time to hear plenty about Mark Sanford’s “love story.”

U.S. Politics Jul. 8, 2009

Wilted Green Shoots

The number of Americans hearing mostly negative economic news has been steadily rising since May, especially among independents.

U.S. Politics Jul. 1, 2009

Too Much Michael?

The public closely tracked the sudden death of pop superstar Michael Jackson last week, though nearly two-in-three Americans say news organizations gave the story too much coverage.

U.S. Politics Jun. 24, 2009

Iran’s Interesting… For a Foreign Story

The share of the public following the situation in Iran ranks near the top of recent international stories, excluding those directly involving the U.S., rivaling interest in the economy.

U.S. Politics Jun. 17, 2009

Job Situation is Bad News

While Americans say they are hearing more of a mix of good and bad news about prices, financial markets and real estate, news about jobs is seen as overwhelmingly bad.

U.S. Politics Jun. 11, 2009

Different Stories, Different Audiences

Four-in-ten of those who watch Fox News regularly say that coverage of Obama has not been critical enough.

U.S. Politics Jun. 4, 2009

First Impressions of Sotomayor Mostly Positive

While a plurality of Americans say coverage of the nomination has been fair, Republicans are significantly more likely to say it has not been critical enough.

U.S. Politics May. 28, 2009

Public Not That Into Terror Debate

While the media may love a political fight, Americans say they are following stories about money and health.

U.S. Politics May. 20, 2009

Car Dealership Closings Draw Wide Attention

News about the car dealership closings is as big as last fall’s bank failings. Also, who watches “Idol”?

U.S. Politics May. 13, 2009

Public Sees Less Glum News About Economy

Gender gaps emerge on top stories. Men follow the economy and Manny; women prefer the flu and first face transplant operation.