• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

There is no other print source, online source, or Web search engine that provides the wide range and depth of insight found in Vital Statistics on American Politics. This new 2015-2016 edition is updated with the most recent information available. The editors consult hundreds of sources to calculate and locate the data, facts, and figures that offer a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies.

In over more than tables and figures, students, professional researchers, and interested citizens will find chapters devoted to key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.

The Media
The media
  • National Reach
  • Presence in Washington
  • Public Use
  • Coverage and Viewership of Presidential Campaigns, Conventions, and Debates
  • Newspaper Endorsements

The mass media thrive on numbers. Nearly every American adult has heard of the audience ratings games—serious games with millions of dollars and many individual careers at stake—played by television, newspapers, radio, and ...

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