National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted September 21-22, 2013
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about a mass shooting in Washington, DC?
2* How do you rate the way the media have covered the incident in Washington, DC? Excellent, good fair or poor?
3* Generally speaking, how do you rate the way the media cover major tragedies such as mass shootings and terrorist attacks? Excellent, good fair or poor?
4* Do you use social media like Twitter and Facebook to follow major news events as they unfold?
5* Does social media keep more people informed of major news events?
6* Does social media help or hurt law enforcement’s efforts to respond to major emergencies? Or does it have no impact?
7* Which is more important when it comes to the media’s reporting of news events – getting it first or getting it right?
8* Are most major news organizations more concerned with getting a story first or getting it right?
9* Over the past year, has the news organization you follow most often reported all or part of a story inaccurately?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence