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Table 2 Number and per cent of positive and negative reporting of cycling by city and over time

From: Representations of cycling in metropolitan newspapers - changes over time and differences between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia

  Positive Negative
  (N = 128) (N = 118)
  N % N %
City     
Melbourne 81 45.8 51 28.8
Sydney 47 31.5 67 45.0
  χ2 = 6.86, p < .01 χ2 = 9.14, p < .01
Year     
1998-99 32 30.2 48 45.3
2003 17 33.3 19 37.3
2007-08 79 46.8 51 30.2
  χ2 = 8.38, p = .02 χ2 = 6.47, p = .04