Feb. 1, 2010

Olympics Bridge Gender Divide In Sports Interest

Feb. 6, 2008

Where Men and Women Differ in Following the News

A look at the public’s news interests over the past year shows continuing differences between women and men in the types of news stories that they follow very closely. Women consistently express more interest than men in stories about weather, health and safety, natural disasters and tabloid news. Men are more interested than women in […]

Jul. 30, 2006

Section 4: Audience Segments

Majorities of Americans say they follow local news (57%) and national news (55%) most of the time, not just when important events occur. But the opposite is true for international news ­ just 39% say they follow overseas news most of the time, compared with 58% who follow it only when something important happens. That […]

May. 13, 2004

Global Gender Gaps

By Nicole Speulda and Mary McIntosh

Oct. 29, 2003

Global Gender Gaps

Women Like Their Lives Better

Apr. 25, 2000

The Public Affairs Gender Gap

In addition to regularly tracking news interest, the Pew Research Center has periodically tested the public’s knowledge of news and current events by including “information” questions on many of its surveys. These information questions are designed to provide insight into how extensively major news stories are understood and absorbed by the public. They cover a […]

Nov. 11, 1999

Section 2: Values

Cynicism Waning Americans are less cynical about politics than they were five years ago. More people now say that they can influence the political process, and fewer people see their elected officials as inattentive to their needs. Almost three-quarters (73%) agree that voting gives them some say in how the government runs things ­ a […]

May. 17, 1997

Ten Years of the Pew News Interest Index

Survey Findings An analysis of public attentiveness to more than 500 news stories over the last ten years confirms that the American public pays relatively little attention to many of the serious news stories of the day. The major exceptions to this rule are stories dealing with natural and man-made disasters and U.S. military actions. […]

Mar. 9, 1995

Who Turned Out in 1990 and 1994

Report Summary Who turned out and who tuned into the 1994 Congressional election and campaign.