March 25, 1991

In the Gulf: Part II

Report Summary

In the afterglow of victory in the Gulf the public offers little criticism of the press for the way it covered the war and shows almost no reservations about the military restrictions placed on war news. Over eight in ten Americans rated news coverage of the war as excellent or good, with fully 45% rating it excellent. This is an improvement on the 36% who rated press coverage of the war as excellent in Times Mirror’s mid-war survey (Jan. 25 – Jan. 27).