The 106th Congress was better than five of the last eight Congresses on four measures of civility – name calling, the use of the word lie, vulgarity and pejoratives for speech – according to a new study released by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the third bipartisan House Retreat at the Greenbrier in White
Those “Not Much Interested in Politics” Have Begun Focusing On Campaign More Americans were able to correctly identify the presidential candidates’ positions on a host of issues after the first two debates than they were prior to the debates, according to a new study released today by the Annenberg Public Policy Center.
This report compares the 105th Congress to those that preceded it. This report is predicated on the assumption that strong partisanship and civility are not mutually exclusive.
APPC Report #10, March 1997 About the author Kathleen Hall Jamieson is Professor of Communication and Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Program of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Eloquence in an Electronic Age (Oxford, 1988), Dirty Politics (Oxford, 1992), and Packaging