You have seen citations on this very blog to various studies in which the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has been involved. Perhaps it would be of interest to introduce more fully the Pew Center, itself.
According to its Web site,"the Pew Research Center is an independent, non-partisan public opinion research organization that studies attitudes toward politics, the press and public policy issues. The Center conducts regular monthly polls on politics and major policy issues as well as the News Interest Index, a weekly survey aimed at gauging the public's interest in and reaction to major news events. Shorter commentaries are produced on a regular basis addressing the issues of the day from a public opinion perspective. In addition, the Center periodically fields major surveys on the news media, social issues and international affairs".
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