The Press and Public Opinion II. The Formation of Opinion

Saenger, Gerhart
August 1944
New Republic;8/7/44, Vol. 111 Issue 6, p158
Reports that a recent survey of 300 newspaper readers in New York City strongly demonstrates the importance of the press in determining public opinion on the vital issues. Differences in opinion between readers of the journals "News," "Mirror," "Journal-American," readers and those preferring liberal papers; Opposition to an increased social-security program by readers of both the group; Explanation for the attitude of readers towards social-security program; Distribution figures of various newspapers in the city; Analysis of newspaper preferences by occupation of readers; Influence of the press on elections.


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