Religion in the News – the latest from Pew

Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism and Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life just released the latest Religion in the News report – Islam and Politics Dominate Religion Coverage in 2011.  A couple of key findings include:

  • Religion accounted for 0.7% of all mainstream media coverage studied in 2011, down from 2.0% in 2010
  • 6 of the top 10 religion stories in 2011 were about Islam
  • Twitter users gave less prominence to religion in 2011 than in 2010

Read this and other studies at the Project for Excellence in Journalism's Studies section.

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