The Texas Media & Society Survey was created by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life with support from by the Cain Foundation, the Denius Chair for News Integrity, and the Moody Endowment for Excellence in Communication. For the past two years, the Survey has been conducted with 1,000 Americans and 1,000 Texans from late May to early June.
The Texas Media & Society Survey seeks to capture the voice of Texans and Americans on the media, civic engagement, and politics over time. Launched in 2015 as an endeavor of the Moody College of Communication, the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, and the School of Journalism, the survey reveals the attitudes of Texans and Americans on media and politics, measures habits of news consumption, and offers insight into how people become informed in the digital age. The release of annual survey results coincides with the annual Denius Symposium on News Integrity that invites students to engage in public dialogue and to explore the survey results.
The Texas Media & Society Survey is led by:
Sharon Jarvis, Associate Director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life and Associate Professor of Communication Studies.
Susan Nold, Director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
Jay Jennings, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
Faculty Advisory Committee
Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud, Director of the Center for Media Engagement and Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Lucy Atkinson, Associate Professor of Advertising and Public Relations
R. B. Brenner, Director of the School of Journalism and the G.B. Dealey Regents Professor in Journalism
Wenhong Chen, Associate Professor of Radio-TV-Film
Thomas Johnson, Professor of Journalism
2017 Texas Media & Society Undergraduate Fellows
Eunice Iyalho, Claudia Maltos, Elliott Morris, Julia O’Hanlon, and Amanda Sass
2016 Texas Media & Society Undergraduate Fellows
Alishan Alibhai, Victoria Grefer, Madeline Hoadley, Garret Krist, Cameron Lang, Levi Mulloy,
Abby Newell, Kelly Nwonuma, and Grace Thomas
These publications use data from the Texas Media & Society Survey. If you have published using our survey data, please contact us and let us know.
Media Habits, Civic Engagement, and Lifestyle of Young Texans
by Susan Nold, Jay Jennings, Sharon Jarvis, Casey Floren, and Yujin Kim
Trump Supporters vs. Republican Voters: How Frustration with the Media Separated the GOP in 2016
by Sharon Jarvis and Jay Jennings in The Presidency and Social Media
Republicans Should Vote: Partisan Conceptions of Electoral Participation in Campaign 2016
by Sharon Jarvis and Jay Jennings in the American Behavioral Scientist
Texas Perspectives: Be wary of reckless rigged-election talk
by Susan Nold in the Waco Tribune-Herald
Answering Your Most Pressing Civics Questions
by Casey Floren
How to Spot Fake News
by Casey Floren