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Friday, July 19, 2013
FW: How the World Views the U.S. and China, Racial Gap in Zimmerman Trial Interest, Digital Tools and Student Writing
Publics around the world believe the global balance of power is shifting. China's economic power is on the rise, and many think it will eventually supplant the United States as the world's dominant superpower. But despite perceptions of China's increasing power, the U.S. enjoys a more favorable global image.
The final days of the trial of George Zimmerman attracted relatively modest public interest overall, but there was a wide racial gap in interest in the trial. Blacks were more than twice as likely as whites to say they tracked news about the Zimmerman trial very closely (56% vs. 20%), and 67% of blacks say they watched at least some live coverage of the trial, compared with 38% of whites.
A majority of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing and make teaching writing easier. But they also worry that they are having some undesirable effects. READ THE REPORT >
As Pope Francis prepares to celebrate World Youth Day in Brazil, an analysis of census data finds that the share of Brazilians who are Catholic has been declining. The percentage of Brazilians who belong to Protestant churches, other religions or no religion has been growing. READ THE REPORT >
Public interest in news from Egypt has plummeted since the early weeks of the Arab Spring in 2011. And the share of Americans saying what happens in Egypt is "very important" to U.S. interests has fallen from 46% to 36%. READ THE REPORT >
About one-in-five Americans (18%) has participated in the food stamp program. While Republicans are less likely than Democrats or Independents to say they have participated, when the political lens shifts from partisanship to ideology, the participation gap vanishes: 17% of conservatives, liberals and moderates say they have participated. READ MORE >