In late August 2003, Chicago Media Action sent a survey on media issues to its mailing list. We received 17 responses. The survey's questions and results are listed below.
Question One: Rate each issue below based on the importance of the issue to you.
|Not at all important||Somewhat important||Extremely important|
|Making the FCC more responsive to the public when formulating media policy||0||4||13|
|Cable ownership and cable access television||2||10||5|
|Low-Power FM (LPFM) radio and microradio||2||7||7|
|Democratic reform of "public" radio and/or television||0||8||8|
|Getting progressive views represented in commercial media||2||2||13|
|Building an audience for independent media||1||4||12|
|Creating independent media||2||3||10|
|Eliminiating negative stereotypes in commercial media||4||8||4|
|Reducing violence and/or commercialism in media||6||9||0|
|Learning more about important independent media||0||7||8|
Question Two: Rate each activity below based on how likely you are to participate in such an activity.
|Definitely would not participate||Probably would not participate||Might or might not participate||Probably would participate||Definitely would participate|
|Media monitor analysis||4||4||6||0||2|
|Network with progressive organizations and create joint actions to support their causes||1||1||5||4||5|
|Write letters to editor/call talk shows/meet with media representatives to get progressive views represented||1||2||5||4||5|
|Create independent media||3||1||5||4||3|
|Market/promote independent media||2||1||6||4||4|
|Distribute independent media||2||3||4||1||4|
|Call/write/visit government officials regarding media policy||2||3||4||4||3|
|Attend demonstrations related to media issues/policy||0||2||4||5||5|
|Attend independent media events||0||0||5||5||5|
|Attend CMA general meetings or committee meetings to plan activities||0||4||9||2||2|
Question Three: Choose the top three most important current political issues to you.
|Tax cuts/Economic Justice||4|
|War and Peace||8|
|2004 Elections/Political Reform||6|