Philadelphia Inquirer Honors Pew Research Center Web Site (Spring 2007 Trust Magazine briefing)

  • May 01, 2007
  • By Kyle Wind
James Madison avowed the importance of public opinion when he wrote, in the Federalist Papers, “Public opinion sets bounds to every government, and is the real sovereign in every free one.” No wonder, then, that we still value public opinion—as long as we can trust those who do the polling.

In December, The Philadelphia Inquirer listed some of the “most quoted and more reliable” survey groups, which included the Pew Research Center as well as Eurobarometer, Gallup and Zogby. The center, the article noted, “publishes a constant flow of information from its ongoing surveys of public opinion about government actions, the media, use of the Internet and other high-visibility issues,” and can be accessed at