USA TODAY To Collaborate With Pew Research Center On Public Opinion Polling

 USA TODAY To Collaborate With Pew Research Center On Public Opinion Polling

PR Newswire

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 19, 2013

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --USA TODAY is proud to announce a
new collaboration with the Pew Research Center to survey public opinion on the
biggest issues facing the nation.

The new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll will debut this week with a look at
Americans' attitudes toward the agenda facing Congress and the priorities
outlined by President Obama in his State of the Union address.

"We are excited to announce our new collaboration with Pew Research Center.
USA TODAY uses polling to stay in touch with Americans' views and spark a
national conversation about our country's challenges and the best course
forward to meet them. We think it's important to recognize and explore the
diversity of public opinion in the United States," said Dave Callaway,
editor-in-chief of USA TODAY.

"Our new survey with USA TODAY will provide a great opportunity to better
understand what the American public thinks about the key political and policy
issues of the day," said Alan Murray, president of the Pew Research Center.
"We look forward to working with USA TODAY's journalists on this new
collaboration, which will add to our growing research agenda on the trends
shaping America and the world."

The series of surveys will continue a long tradition at USA TODAY of using
national polling to explore the mood of Americans, their assessment of top
concerns in their lives and the policies and solutions they support.

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about
the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts
public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other
empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy
positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in
1982, USA TODAY's mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and
unity to help make the USA truly one nation. Through its unique visual
storytelling, USA TODAY delivers high-quality and engaging content across
print, digital, social and video platforms. An innovator of news and
information, USA TODAY reflects the pulse of the nation and serves as the host
of the American conversation – today, tomorrow and for decades to follow. USA
TODAY, the nation's number one newspaper in print circulation with an average
of nearly 1.8 million daily, and, an award-winning newspaper
website launched in 1995, reach a combined 6.6 million readers daily. USA
TODAY is a leader in mobile applications with more than 16 million downloads
on mobile devices. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).



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