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.