About half the news coverage of the Supreme Court's deliberations on two same-sex marriage cases this spring focused on support for gay marriage, while only 9 percent focused on opposition. 44 percent of coverage was neutral. Those are among the findings of a new study by Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, out today.
The Supreme Court may rule on one or both of those cases Monday.
That trend continued across "nearly all media sectors studied," the report says. "All three of the major cable networks, for instance, had more stories with significantly more supportive statements than opposing, including Fox News."