Sep 20, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Poll: Media gives religion short shrift

Mike Allen
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The inaugural "Global Faith and Media Index," a partnership between The Radiant Foundation and HarrisX, is out with findings from a survey of 9,395 people in 18 countries.

Driving the news: 63% said high-quality content on faith and religion is needed in their countries.

  • 53% believe media coverage actively ignores religion as an aspect of society and culture.
  • 61% said media coverage often perpetuates faith-based stereotypes rather than addresses and protects against them.

The findings, commissioned by the Faith & Media Initiative, will be unveiled Tuesday at the Concordia Annual Summit in New York.

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