Thursday, July 10, 2008

Public Interest in Poverty Growing

Fueled by growing concern about poverty among the general public, media coverage of poverty as a political issue has increased by 145 percent from 2003 to 2007, according to a recent study by Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity. Still, 56 percent of respondents indicated that the media did not spend enough time “covering the issue of fighting poverty in the U.S.,” according to a survey by McLaughlin and Associates. The findings, which span across party lines, indicate that the media and politicians must do more to bring poverty to the forefront.

Read the article by Alexander Burns: