Revealing Statistics: America in Decline
Subtitle: Present Costs of the War against God
This page is only one of 18 sections of an extensive collection of statistics testifying to the above. See and read the main page here with the Table of Contents, by God's grace.
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3 million crimes per year are committed on or near school property. http://www.hi-ho.ne.jp/taku77/papers/vc/vc5.htm
6,000 American students were kicked out of school in the 1996-97 school year for packing weapons.- John Hendren, "Internet Provides Bomb Blueprints," www.ap.org, April 26, 1999 (Kids Killing Kids) http://www.yellodyno.com/html/violent_kids_stats.html
2,500 High School students drop out of school every day. U.S. News + World Report, 4-24-06
More than a 25% of low-income first-generation college students leave after their first year, and 89 percent fail to graduate within six years. Time Magazine, What We Can Learn from First-Generation College Students, April 11, 2012
One million U.S. students took guns to school in 1998. Parents Resource Institute for Drug Addiction. http://www.yellodyno.com/html/violent_kids_stats.html
20% of high school students reported carrying some type of weapons to school each day. Centers for Disease Control. http://www.cdc.gov
68% of prison inmates do not have a High School diploma. U.S. News + World Report, 4-24-06
Almost 33% of school teachers seriously considered leaving their jobs because of student misbehavior. Research firm Public Agenda. http://publicagenda.org/
Nearly 80 percent of school teachers said there are serious troublemakers in their schools who should have been kicked out of regular classrooms. Research firm Public Agenda as reported by www.theolympian.com
College professors who train teachers give a low priority to skills like keeping order and training politeness. Research firm Public Agenda
36% of high school students reported having been involved in a physical fight in the last year. http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/r2k0609b.htm
21% of high school students said they avoided using places like school rest rooms because of the threat of harm. U.S. Department of Education
2,500 educators (three for every school day) from 2001 through 2005 were punished for sexual misconduct, 80 percent of those being to students. Associated Press investigation http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,303780,00.html
From 1955 to 1991 the U.S. pupil/teacher ratio dropped 40 percent, the average salary of teachers rose 50 percent (in real terms) and the annual expense per pupil, soared 350 percent (inflation adjusted) John Taylor Gatto, Eyeless in Gaza, Intellectual Espionage, p. 3 http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/3c.htm
Seventeen of the nation's 50 largest cities had high school graduation rates lower than 50 percent, with the lowest graduation rates reported in Detroit, Indianapolis and Cleveland. Approx. 70 percent of U.S. students graduate on time with a regular diploma, but about 1.2 million students drop out annually. America's Promise Alliance, based upon U.S. Department of Education data from 2003-2004. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,344190,00.html
In 1940, teachers listed the following concerns (in order of magnitude) that interfered with a child's education: (a) talking out of turn; (b) chewing gum; (c) making noise; (d) running in the halls; (e) getting out of line; (f) wearing improper clothing and; (g) not putting paper in the wastebasket. Today, teachers rank the following concerns (in order of magnitude) which interfere with a child's education: (a) drug abuse; (b) alcohol abuse; (c) teen pregnancy; (d) suicide; (e) rape; (f) robbery and: (g) assault. William Kilpatrick; “Why Johnny Can't Tell Right from Wrong, pg. 64. (Simon & Schuster, 1992).
A 2009 survey of almost 30,000 high school students nationwide found that 30% admitted to stealing from a store within the past year (19 percent who attend religious schools). 23% said they stole from a parent or relative. More than 83% stated they lied to a parent about something significant. 42 confessed that they sometimes lied to save money (up from 395 in 2006). 64 percent had cheated on a test in the past year (up from 60 percent two years earlier) and 38 percent had cheated more than once. More than 36% had used the Internet to plagiarize. 26% also confessed to lying on at least one survey question. However, 93% agreed, "I am satisfied with my own ethics and character," and 77% affirmed , "When it comes to doing what is right, I am better than most people I know." Josephson Institute http://charactercounts.org/programs/reportcard/
50% of all home schooling parents are born again Christians. Barna Research 2001. http://www.barna.org/FlexPage.aspx?Page=BarnaUpdate&BarnaUpdateID=103
22 percent of adult Americans are functionally illiterate (they cannot read the front page of a newspaper). The U.S. Department of Education National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS);Kirsch I, et al. Adult Literacy in America: A First Look at the Findings of the National Adult Literacy Survey. Washington, DC. National Center for Education Statistics, US Dept of Education, 1993.
Approximately 50 percent of Americans have reading and computational skills that are inadequate for them to fully function in our modern society. ^ http://www.rmf.harvard.edu/risklibrary/articles/i_health-literacy-incP.asp
47 percent of Americans could not understand written directions to take medicine on an empty stomach, and 60 percent did not understand the standard consent form. Williams MV, et al. Inadequate functional health literacy among patients at two public hospitals. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1995; 274:1677–82.
Only 31 percent of fourth graders read at or above grade level. http://www.childrensdefense.org/pressreleases/040713.asp
Seven out of ten fourth graders cannot read or do math at grade level. http://www.childrensdefense.org/pressreleases/040713.asp
According to the 2000 NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) assessments, only 32 percent of 4th graders are proficient in reading, while just 26 percent are proficient in mathematics, 29 percent in science, and 18 percent in history. By the 12th grade proficiency rates decline in most subjects. Over half of all poor students fail to reach the basic level on NAEP assessments in most subjects. U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/sitemap.asp.
Between 1963 and 1980 national SAT composite scores fell 90 points. College Board Annual SAT Score Reports. 19631980.
Since 1972 to 1994, the percentage of U.S. students scoring above 600 on SAT tests declined 37 percent, and the percentage of those who scored 750 tests fell 50 percent. John Taylor Gatto, Eyeless in Gaza, Intellectual Espionage, p. 3 http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/3c.htm
The high school class of 2006 recorded the sharpest drop in SAT scores in 31 years. Associated Press.
Nearly 60 percent of high-school seniors lack even a basic knowledge of U.S. History. 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey tests
The national graduation rate is 68 percent, with nearly one-third of all public high school students failing to graduate (2001). http://www.urban.org/publications/410934.htm
The 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey tests show that only about 56% of the blacks and 83% of the whites over sixteen are literate.  Scores on 1994 NAEP reading tests indicate that 42% of the 4th graders can't read; 72% of the 8th graders can't read 8th grade assignments; and 66% of the nation's high school seniors can't read 9th grade textbooks in any core subject. USDE. 1994. NAEP Reading: A First Look. p. 18.
In a nationwide study conducted by Dr. Brian D. Ray of the National Home Education Research Institute, Homeschoolers were found to have scored 34-39 percentile points higher than the norm on standardized achievement tests. http://www.christianpost.com/article/20090811/study-homeschoolers-scoring-well-above-public-school-peers/index.html
The average ACT (American College Testing) score of homeschooled students in 2009 was higher than the national average. http://www.christianpost.com/article/20090827/avg-act-score-of-homeschoolers-beats-nat-l-avg/index.html
In 1940, fewer than 5 percent of Americans had a college degree. Starting with the GI Bill in 1944, governments at all levels promoted college. From 1947 to 1980, enrollments jumped from 2.3 million to 12.1 million. In the 1940s, private colleges and universities accounted for about half. By the 1980s, state schools - offering heavily subsidized tuitions - represented nearly four-fifths. At last count, roughly 40 percent of Americans had some sort of college degree: about 30 percent a bachelor's degree from a four-year institution; the rest associate degrees from community colleges. http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2012/05/29/lets_drop_the_college-for-everyone_crusade_99690.html
Since 1961, the time students spend reading, writing and otherwise studying has fallen from 24 hours a week to about 15. http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/is-college-too-easy-as-study-time-falls-debate-rises/2012/05/21/gIQAp7uUgU_print.html
After two years of college, 45 percent of college students hadn't significantly improved their critical thinking and writing skills; after four years, the proportion was still 36 percent. The study was based on a test taken by 2,400 students at 24 schools. "Academically Adrift," by sociologists Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa; http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2012/05/29/lets_drop_the_college-for-everyone_crusade_99690.html
Over 50 percent of students at four-year schools and more than 75 percent at two-year colleges lacked the skills to perform complex literacy tasks (unable to interpret a table about exercise and blood pressure, comprehend arguments of newspaper editorials, compare credit card offers with different interest rates and annual fees, or summarize results of a survey about parental involvement in school). American Institutes for Research Ben Feller, Associated Press | January 20, 2006
States appropriated almost $6.2 billion for four-year colleges and universities between 2003 and 2008 to help pay for the education of students who did not return for their second year, while the federal government spent $1.5 billion and states spent $1.4 billion on grants for such students. "Finishing the First Lap: The Cost of First-Year Student Attrition in America's Four-Year Colleges and Universities." reported by AP, “Report: College dropouts cost taxpayers billions,” October 11, 2010
More than 25% of low-income first-generation college students leave after their first year, and 89 percent fail to graduate within six years. Time Magazine, What We Can Learn from First-Generation College Students, April 11, 2012
Almost 80% of seniors at 55 of our best colleges and universities earned a D or F grade on a high-school level American history test a 1999 survey showed. USDE 1992 National Adult Literacy Survey tests http://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/magazines/2000-11/cohen.html
The National Center for Education Statistics reports that only 31% of college graduates can read and understand a complex book. Walter E. Williams , professor of economics at George Mason University. http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=336612797889002
Nearly half (47 percent) of college freshmen enrolled in 2005 had earned an average grade of A in high school, compared to 2-in-10 (20 percent) in 1970. The majority (79 percent) of freshmen in 1970 had an important personal objective of “developing a meaningful philosophy of life.” By 2005, the majority of freshmen (75 percent) said their primary objective was “being very well off financially.” Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007, (Table 274). http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/miscellaneous/007871.html
Enrollment has increased 70.6 percent since 1990, from 135,000 to 230,000, at the 102 Evangelical schools belonging to the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities. Higher Education Research Institute at the UCLA; USA Today Dec. 14, 2005 .
During the same period, enrollments at public colleges increased by 12.8 percent, and at private colleges the increase was 28 percent. USA Today Dec. 14. 2005 Southern Baptist Convention, Baptist Press http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=22361
62% more students are going to college than did in the 1960s". Bill Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions at Harvard.
Nearly 40 percent (approx. 11.5 million) of the nation’s 18 to 24 year olds were enrolled in two- or four-year colleges as of October 2008. U.S. Census figures released by the Pew Research Center, Nov. 2009
The District of Columbia leads the nation in the proportion of college grads. http://www.epodunk.com/top10/collegeDiploma/index.html
Tuition's and fees have risen more than 440 percent in 30 years. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-subprime-college-educations/2012/06/08/gJQA4fGiOV_print.html
Total federal aid intended to hold down the price of a college degree have soared by more than $100 billion in the space of a single decade -- from $64 billion in 2000 to $169 billion in 2010. Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe; April 29, 2012, http://www.jeffjacoby.com/11618/the-government-college-money-pit
On a typical campus, per capita students spending for alcohol--$446 per student--far exceeds the per capita budget of the college library. (Eigen, 1991 in the 1998 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse).
College students spend over $5.5 billion a year on alcoholic beverages (mostly beer)--more than they spend on all other drinks [soda, tea, milk, juice and coffee] and books combined. Sidney Ribeau, PresidentBowling Green State University http://www.collegevalues.org/diaries.cfm?id=476&a=1. See also www.hsph.harvard.edu/cas/rpt1998/CAS1998rpt2.html [which is also a illustration of how to do a survey.]
A (disputed) study showed that 50% of American college faculty identified themselves as Democrats and only 11% as Republicans (with 33% being Independent, and 5% identifying themselves with another party). 72% described themselves as "to the left of center," including 18% who were strongly left. Only 15% described themselves as right of center, including only 3% who were "strongly right." North American Academic Study Survey (NAASS) of students, faculty and administrators at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada 1999. The Berkeley Electronic Press http://montages.blogspot.com/2005/04/conservatives-underrepresented-in.html http://www.bepress.com/forum/vol3/iss1/art2 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/17963/liberal_bias_in_our_schools.html
A survey of 6,000 academic psychologists resulted in 10% reporting they had falsified research data; 67 per cent selectively reported studies that “worked”; 35% said they had doubts about the integrity of their own research. Leslie John, George Loewentstein, and Drazen Prelec in Psychological Science, December 2011
Only 9.6 percent of high school graduates are poor, compared to 22.2 percent of those without a diploma. Copyright © 2002 National Center for Policy Analysis; http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba/ba428/
Of those people who complete some college, only 6.6 percent fall below the poverty line. This drops to 3.3 percent of those with a bachelor's degree or higher. Copyright © 2002 National Center for Policy Analysis; See more at http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba/ba428/
Children that go to Sunday School will receive approx. 78 hours of religious teaching a year. The same will receive approx. 1,260 hours of school and about the same of television. Statistics Concerning the State of America http://freedomministries.com/outlinestats.
The first practical television system began operating in the 1940s. Television reached 9 percent of homes in 1950 and almost 90 percent in 1960. United States (History)," Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2004 http://encarta.msn.com © 1997-2004 Microsoft Corporation.
According to a Nielsen Television Index, pre-schoolers sit in front of the tube an average of 54.1 hours each week (64% of their waking hours). http://www.nisbett.com/leavening/creeping/cc06.htm http://www.ridgenet.org/szaflik/tvrating.htm
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), which is linked to viewing children TV shows, now affects from 4 to 12 percent of U.S. Children. http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5933775/
63% of the Hollywood Elite say the industry glorifies violence. U.S. News And World Report May 9, 1994: 39-44 http://www.ridgenet.org/szaflik/tvrating.htm; http://www.nisbett.com/leavening/creeping/cc06.htm
See and do: over 1,000 studies testify to a casual connection between violence in media and aggressive behavior in children. Violence As Entertainment, Crime Prevention Resource, Fort Worth, TX http://www.yellodyno.com/html/childabusestatistics.html
In 1998, 67 percent of primetime shows contained sexual content, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. This went up to, 77 percent by 2005. In that year 70 percent of the top 20 most-watched shows by teens included some kind of sexual content, and 45 percent included sexual behavior. Per hour, the number of sexual scenes in top teen shows was 6.7 (primetime showed 5.9 sex scenes an hour). Susan J. Douglas, printed in “In These Times magazine” ( January 22, 2008).
Teens devote an average of 7 out of 17 waking hours a day to input from radio, TV, the Internet, etc. Barna Research; http://enrichmentjournal.ag.org/200001/012_second_coming.cfm
8- to 18-Year-Olds spend 7 ½ hours per day consuming media. But because they multi-task their media, their consumption is actually closer to 11 hours per day. 71% of kids aged 8-18 have a TV in their room. 50% have a video game console and/or access to cable. 1 out of 3 have their own computer. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2010, from 1999, 2004, and 2009 data; http://www.kff.org/entmedia/upload/8010.pdf
The average American home now contains 3.8 TVs, 2.8 DVD/VCR players, at least one DVR, 2 computers, 2.3 video game consoles.
A Nielsen co. study found that the typical teenager spends three hours and 20 minutes per day and 104 hours and 24 minutes per month watching television, an increase of 6% over the past five years. They also spend an average of 11 hours and 32 minutes online per month, much of which is watching video. (Nielsen Co study entitled "What Teens Want", 06-2009)
Dr. Victor B. Cline of the University of Utah has estimated that between kindergarten and age 14 a child witnesses the violent death of over 13,000 human beings on the TV screen." http://www.nisbett.com/leavening/creeping/cc06.htm
Nearly 90% of American teens ages 12 - 17 have Internet access, along with approx. 66% of adults. Pew Internet and American life project.
Adolescents and adults now spend, on average, more than 64 days a year watching television, 41 days listening to the radio and a little over a week using the Internet. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/statistical-abstract.html
Among adults, 97 million Internet users sought news online in 2005, 92 million purchased a product and 91 million made a travel reservation. About 16 million used a social or professional networking site and 13 million created a blog. Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2007 (Table 1139) http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/miscellaneous/007871.html.
Visits to the top 1200 religious sites in the U.S. accounted for only 0.18% of all Internet visits for the week ending March 10, 2007. In perspective, for every one religious website visit, there are over 60 visits to adult sites. Vermont ranks as the state with residents least likely to visit religious sites. Time Magazine. "Looking for God Online," Friday, Mar. 16, 2007
Extensive surveys by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, conducted in 2006 and 2007 of 14,000 college freshmen and seniors at fifty colleges nationwide, indicated that college education results in little advance in knowledge of American history and institutions, which is already poor among non-college graduates, but an often significant increase in favoring liberal ideology was seen over those who were not college graduates. In addition, those with the highest degrees were the most liberal. Intercollegiate Studies Institute, ''The Shaping of the American Mind.' http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/2010/major_findings_finding1.html
A poll of conservative and progressive religious activists showed 48 percent of conservatives activists believe the Bible to be the literal word of God, versus only 3 percent of “progressives”, otherwise known as liberals. This contrast was also seen in other issues, with 95 percent of conservatives opposing legalization of abortion, and 82 percent opposing both same-sex marriage and civil unions, while 80 percent of liberals support some form of legal abortions (54 percent in most cases), with 59 percent support same-sex marriage. The study also found that Evangelical Protestants composed 54 percent of conservatives, Roman Catholics 35 percent, and mainline Protestants 9 percent, while liberal activists were made up of 44 percent mainline Protestants, 17 percent Roman Catholics, 10 percent Evangelical Protestants, and interfaith bodies and groups (12 percent). 2009 Religious Activist Surveys conducted by the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron in partnership with Public Religion Research. http://www.christianpost.com/article/20090916/u-s-religious-activists-have-widely-divergent-views/index.html
Analysis of Federal Election Commission data regarding the 2010 midterm elections showed that college professors and administrators donated heavily and overwhelmingly is support of Democrats over Republicans. This included 77 percent of total donations from employees of Harvard university and 86 percent of all donations from employees of University of California's network of colleges going to Democrats, with pro abortion Sen. Barbara Boxer being the top recipient of academic donations, while no donations from Princeton went to a Republican. Analysis of Federal Election Commission conducted by the Center for Responsive Politics, reported by Capitol News Company, 9/22/10
Of 100 colleges and universities graded on their general education requirements by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), 42 institutions received a D or F for requiring two or fewer core subjects, while 25 of them received an F for requiring one or no subjects. Only 5 institutions received an A for requiring six general education subjects. Average tuition and fees at the 11 schools that require no subjects was $37,700; average tuition at the five schools that require six subjects is $5,400. Walter E. Williams , professor of economics at George Mason University. http://townhall.com/columnists/WalterEWilliams/2009/08/26/what_will_they_learn http://whatwilltheylearn.com/criteria
Of the over $200,000 Google employees gave to federal candidates in 2004, “98% went to Democrats, the biggest share among top tech donors.” 2/2005 USA TODAY campaign finance analysis
Barack Obama and Democrats received 88 percent of 2008 contributions by TV senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other self-identifying employees of ABC, CBS and NBC, who contributed more than $1 million to Democratic candidates and campaign committees in 2008. President Obama received 710 such contributions worth a total of $461,898, for an average contribution of $651 from the network employees. Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain received only 39 contributions totaling $26,926, for an average donation of $709. Mark Tapscott published 08/27/10, “Obama, Democrats got 88 percent of 2008 contributions by TV network execs, writers, reporters,” based on analysis by The Washington Examiner of data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.,
Between 90 and 97 percent of news media professionals have consistently affirmed themselves to be pro-choice on the matter of abortion. More than half of the respondents agreed that abortion should be legal under any and all circumstances, including the late-term procedure commonly known as Partial Birth Abortion. Robert Lichter and Stanley Rothman’s 1981 survey of 240 journalists at top media outlets; Los Angeles Times 1985 survey of 2,700 journalists at 621 American newspapers; Robert Lichter and Stanley Rothman’s 1986 study of the media’s attitudes and their influence on society, as published in the National Federation for Decency’s Journal; Indiana University journalism professors David Weaver and G. Cleveland Wilhoit’s 1992 survey of 1,410 newspaper, magazine, television, and radio journalists; Stanley Rothman and Amy Black’s 1995 study of the media elite. http://www.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=32928
Only between 6 and 8 percent of news media professionals attended religious services regularly, a tiny fraction of the corresponding rate for the public at large. ^ Ibid. Annenberg Public Policy Center and Annenberg Foundation Trust’s 2005 survey of 673 journalists from newspapers, television, magazines, radio, and Internet; Pew Research Center’s 2008 survey of 222 journalists and news executives
More than 50% of the above respondents said that adultery could be acceptable under certain circumstances; only 15 percent said it was always wrong. ^ Ibid Robert Lichter and Stanley Rothman’s 1981+86 surveys.
Between 67 and 76 percent were opposed to prayer being permitted in public schools. ^Ibid Los Angeles Times 1985 survey; Journalist and Financial Reporting’s 1988 poll of 151 business reporters from 30 major publications
In 1980, twice as many news media professionals cast their ballots for Democrat Jimmy Carter rather than Republican Ronald Reagan. ^ Ibid; California State University survey of reporters from the 50 largest U.S. Newspapers.
In 1984, 58 percent supported Democrat Walter Mondale, whom Reagan defeated in the biggest landslide in presidential election history. ^ Ibid; Los Angeles Times 1985 survey of 2,700 journalists at 621 American newspapers,
In 1988, White House correspondents from various major newspapers, television networks, magazines, and news services supported Democrat Michael Dukakis over Republican George H.W. Bush by a ratio of 12-to-1. ^ Ibid; U.S. News & World Report writer Kenneth Walsh’s 1995 study of 28 White House correspondents
A 2008 Investors Business Daily study put the campaign donation ratio at 11.5-to-1, in favor of Democrats. In terms of total dollars given, the ratio was 15-to-1. Ibid; MSNBC investigative reporter Bill Dedman’s study of the campaign contributions of 144 journalists.
In a 1988 survey of business reporters, 54 percent of respondents identified themselves as Democrats, 9 percent as Republicans. ^ Ibid; Journalist and Financial Reporting’s 1988 poll of 151 business reporters
In a 1996 poll of 1,037 reporters at 61 newspapers, 61 percent identified themselves as Democrats, 15 percent as Republicans. The respondents also identified themselves as liberals 4 times more frequently than as conservatives. American Society of Newspaper editors 1996 survey of 1,037 reporters at 61 newspapers of all sizes nationwide. http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=32928
In a 2001 Kaiser Family Foundation poll, media professionals were nearly 7 times likelier to call themselves Democrats rather than Republicans, with the ratio of self-identified liberals to conservatives being 4.2 to 1. Kaiser Family Foundation 1996 poll of 301 “media professionals,” 300 “policymakers,” and 1,206 members of the general public.
In a 2007 Pew Research Center study of journalists and news executives, the ratio was 4 liberals for each conservative. Pew Research Center’s 2007 survey of 222 journalists and news executives at national outlets.
All told, White House correspondents during the late ’80s and early ’90s voted for Democrats at 7 times the rate at which they voted for Republicans. U.S. News & World Report writer Kenneth Walsh’s 1995 study of 28 White House correspondents. 1996 Freedom Forum survey of 139 Washington bureau chiefs and congressional correspondents
On the subject of welfare and related issues, liberal experts were quoted in the news 75 percent of the time, conservatives 22 percent. On consumer issues, the liberal-conservative ratio was 63 percent to 22 percent. On environmental issues, the ratio was 79 percent to 18 percent. And regarding nuclear energy, the ratio was 77 percent to 20 percent. Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman, and Linda Lichter, The Media Elite: America’s New Power Brokers (New York: Hastings House, 1990).
In 2011, 38% of voters believed that when most reporters write or talk about Pres. Obama, they are trying to help him pass his agenda (down from 48% a year ago). 26% feel that most reporters are politically biased, 46% think the average reporter is more liberal than they are, while 26% say they are merely interested in reporting the news in an unbiased manner. http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/media/61_are_still_angry_at_the_media
In the 2008 Presidential campanile coverage, Sen. Obama received 36% "clearly positive" stories compared with just 14% for the Sen. John McCain. Pew Research shows that in the final week of the tight 2012 campaign, 29% of the stories about Obama that week were positive versus 19% that were negative. At the same time, a third of the stories about Mitt Romney were negative, and just 16% were positive. http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/112012-634214-how-press-helped-obama-win-reelection.htm
More stats on media TV content: http://www.parentstv.org/PTC/outsidestudies/main.asp
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