October 3, 2003

Misleading Media

Variations of Misperceptions According to Source of News

Yesterday, the Program on International Policy Attitudes and Knowledge Networks released a study (PDF, 315KB) that correlates public misperceptions about issues relating to the war in Iraq with the media sources from which people get their news. One of the striking aspects of the report was the disparity between viewers of cable and network news television (specifically Fox News) and public resources like PBS and NPR.