PublicationsSeptember 5, 2002

One Year Later: New Yorkers More Troubled, Washingtonians More On Edge

Introduction Over the past year, many of the dramatic reactions of the public to the events of Sept. 11 have slowly faded. The spike in trust in government is mostly gone, the public once again is highly critical the of the news media, and even President Bush’s approval ratings have come down from the stratosphere.(1) […]

DatasetsSeptember 5, 2002

Year After 9/11

PublicationsSeptember 5, 2002

Temporary Turnabout: Religion and the Crisis

In March, 2001, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life began a partnership to conduct a series of national public opinion surveys on religious attitudes. With the events of September 11, we accelerated our agenda to investigate how religious beliefs shaped public reactions […]

DatasetsSeptember 1, 2002

2002 Values Update

PublicationsAugust 4, 2002

News Media’s Improved Image Proves Short-Lived

Introduction In a summer dominated by business scandals and a sagging stock market, the public is in an increasingly cranky mood. President Bush’s approval ratings have slipped, support for increased regulation of business is up, and Americans are less confident that the government is giving them the straight story about terrorism. At the same time […]

DatasetsAugust 4, 2002

May 2002 Believability

DatasetsAugust 4, 2002

July 2002 Media Omnibus

PublicationsJuly 18, 2002

Economy Becoming Bigger Factor in Bush Job Ratings

A Pew Research Center Note

PublicationsJuly 15, 2002

Growing Linkage Between Market Movements and Consumer Confidence

A Pew Research Center Note

PublicationsJuly 14, 2002

Increasingly, It’s the Economy That Scares Us

by Andrew Kohut for The New York Times

PublicationsJuly 2, 2002

Laura Bush’s Changing Image: No Longer Just ’Nice’

Research Findings Americans like Laura Bush even more than they did a year ago, and her public image is better defined these days. Seven-in-ten (69%) say they approve of the way Mrs. Bush is handling her job, up from 58% last July. A year ago, fully a third of the public (34%) had not formed […]

DatasetsJuly 2, 2002

June 2002 News Interest Index

PublicationsJuly 1, 2002

Young People are Reading–Everything but Newspapers

by Andrew Kohut for Columbia Journalism Review

PublicationsJune 27, 2002

Domestic Concerns will Vie with Terrorism in Fall

Introduction and Summary The upcoming congressional election may be as much a referendum on domestic concerns as on the war on terrorism, as the public’s economic anxiety increases and its frustration with Washington mounts. Voters say that domestic matters such as health care, education and the economy come up in conversation as frequently as the […]

PublicationsJune 10, 2002

President Bush Distanced From 9/11 Blame

by Andrew Kohut for America Online

DatasetsJune 9, 2002

Biennial Media Consumption 2002

PublicationsJune 9, 2002

Public’s News Habits Little Changed by September 11

Introduction and Summary The public’s news habits have been largely unaffected by the Sept. 11 attacks and subsequent war on terrorism. Reported levels of reading, watching and listening to the news are not markedly different than in the spring of 2000. At best, a slightly larger percentage of the public is expressing general interest in […]

PublicationsMay 22, 2002

Democrats Less Pleased with Party’s Performance

Survey Findings A year after Democrats took control of the Senate, the party’s rank-and-file give Democratic congressional leaders lower marks for performance than GOP adherents give their leadership. While 64% of Democrats approve of their leaders’ job performance, 80% of Republicans have a positive view of the job GOP leaders are doing. Consequently, the Democratic […]

PublicationsMay 14, 2002

American Views of the Mideast Conflict

by Andrew Kohut for The New York Times

PublicationsApril 29, 2002

International Surveys: What We Are Finding

In the aftermath of Sept. 11, the Pew Research Center and several other major survey organizations have conducted a number of international polls. These surveys have been illuminating, showing a vast opinion gulf between the American public and people elsewhere. Yet they also reveal, surprisingly, the ways in which the United States is admired around […]