ProCon.org has announced that it surpassed 20,000,000 annual readers in 2014, a 22.1% increase over 2013. The free educational website has seen steady growth since launching in July 2004.
ProCon.org also announced an increase in the number of times it has been referenced by mainstream media — more than 400 times in 2014, including: The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Denver Post, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, BBC, Slate, Daily Beast, Forbes, The Atlantic, USA Today, and International Business Times.
ProCon.org, a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity, promotes critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting research on controversial issues in a Pros and Cons format, with no spin and at no charge. The growing list of issues featured on the ProCon.org site includes subjects ranging from medical marijuana, alternative energy and gay marriage, to the death penalty, immigration, and the Cuba embargo. ProCon.org, also provides valuable reference materials on each subject covered and is widely used by students, teachers, journalists, legislators, and the general public.
Educators in more than 5,500 schools in all 50 states have used ProCon.org in their educational materials to teach persuasive writing, critical thinking, speech, debate, history, science, and many other subjects.
ProCon.org CEO Jay Rakow said “Surpassing the 20,000,000 annual users mark represents a major milestone for ProCon.org. It confirms the value of providing a nonpartisan look at the tough issues our society faces so we can all make better informed decisions. We are grateful to our many readers, to our dedicated research staff, and to our donors, who make it possible for us to provide our service free of charge. As we celebrate our tenth anniversary, we take great pride in reaching so many people and we look forward to serving them for years to come.”
ProCon partnered with the Santa Monica Daily Press to host an interactive candidate survey for the 2014 Santa Monica municipal election. For more information, visit www.procon.org.