Aug. 30, 2011

Section 4: Challenges, Worries and Concerns

Nearly 10 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a majority of Muslim Americans (55%) say that it has become more difficult to be a Muslim in the United States, and a sizable minority report having experienced specific instances of mistreatment or discrimination in the past year. A majority also says that Muslims generally are singled […]

Jul. 9, 2009

Section 2: Scientists Assess the State of Their Field

Scientists hold overwhelmingly positive views about the current state of science in the United States. More than three-quarters (76%) say that this is generally a “good time” for science, and about as many (73%) say the same about their scientific specialty. That optimism extends to their views about careers in their specialty field; two-thirds (67%) […]

Mar. 17, 2008

Section I: Impact of Financial and Business Pressures

A growing proportion of journalists believe that increased bottom-line pressure is not just changing the ways things get done in newsrooms. In addition, it is hurting the quality of news coverage. Roughly two-thirds of internet (69%), national and local journalists (68% each) say that increased bottom-line pressure is seriously hurting the quality of news coverage, […]

Sep. 19, 2002

Other Important Findings and Analyses

Public interest in campaign news is at the same level as it was at this stage in the 1998 election, and only somewhat lower than in 1994 and 1990. These early September surveys coincide with the conclusion of many local primary races. In addition to comparable public interest in the campaign, other indicators of voter […]

Jun. 1, 2001

Balancing News Interest: A Great Juggling Act

by Andrew Kohut for Columbia Journalism Review