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rogers-bush-iraq-vetBy Juline

In mid March we installed a new way for visitors to share feedback to a specific editorial cartoon in the exhibition “Lines of Attack: Conflicts in Character.” Visitors can use a computer in the gallery to comment on the image.  There is also an invitation to take a very brief survey.

About 70 people have completed the survey (more people started and abandoned it, and a couple answered like they were bored tweens.)  So far, there are some interesting results from the survey responses.

Here’s the age break-down on the respondents.


Here’s how many people subscribe to a daily newspaper.  (Seems pretty high to me.)


We also asked a few open-ended questions.

These are the answers to “What is your main source of satire?” as of 4/1/10 at 11:30 AM.  The number next to each is the number of people who listed that as their answer.  Be sure to read all the way to the end of the list, since the last one is adorable.

What is your main source for satire?
air america 1
Bill Maher 2
comdey clubs 1
comics on 1
Countdown with Keith Obermann 1
dad 1
Funny or Die 1
Funny Times 1
Huffington Post 1
I dislike SATIRE 1
internet 9
Marty 1
new yorker 2
Economist 1
newspapers 6
Newsweek 1
none 3
shakespear 1
stephen colbert 3
Television 5
The Daily Show 7
the nytimes 1
The Onion 1
Washington Post 1
Wife 1

Juline Chevalier is the curator of education at the Nasher Museum.

IMAGE: Rob Rogers, “Iraq Forced Me to Give Up Golf, Too,” 2008. Ink on Grafix 32-L Unishade Board, 12 3/4 x 9 inches. Courtesy of Rob Rogers and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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