Stability and Change in Public Perceptions of the Media


Lee B. Becker, Cynthia English and Tudor Vlad


The data analyzed in this paper from the Gallup World Poll are the first ever available to examine stability in public measure of media freedom. Highly unstable measures would suggest that the publicisn't able to provide meaningful responses to the questions. Clearly that is not the case. The highly correlated responses from 2010 to 2011 offer confidence that the public is able to and does provide meaningful assessments of media freedom.

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