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Media Bias 101: What Journalists Really Think -- and What the Public Thinks About Them

Media Bias 101: Decades of Research Showing What Journalists Think, How Journalists Vote, What the Public Thinks About the Media, and What Journalists Say About Media Bias (updated, January 2014)
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Exhibit 2-28: Seeing Liberal Bias in the News (2013)

A trio of polls conducted during 2013 showed that, by a wide margin, many more Americans see a liberal bias in the news media than a tilt in favor of conservatives.
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CBS: Internet 'Very Unfriendly' Due to Politics; Omits Liberals More Unfriendly

CBS This Morning on Tuesday highlighted a recent Pew Research poll that "says politics is now making the Internet very unfriendly....nine percent of social networking users say they've ...
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Exhibit 2-26: Record High 67% See Political Bias in News Media

A Pew Research Center survey conducted in January 2012 found a record high 67 percent of Americans see “a great deal” or “fair amount” of “political bias” in the news media.
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Exhibit 2-25: Pew Finds Record Low Respect for News Media (2011)

A July 2011 poll from the Pew Research Center documented how the public’s opinion of the media has significantly deteriorated since the group began polling in 1985, with record numbers seeing the ...
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Exhibit 2-20: Confidence In Media Hits New Low

In September 2009, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press updated its series on the public's view of the press, a set of reports that began in 1985.
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Exhibit 2-19: Pew Study Finds Media Credibility Plummets

A major biennial news consumption survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released on August 17, 2008 found that "virtually every news organization or program has seen its ...
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Exhibit 2-18: Public Overwhelmingly Saw Favoritism For Obama

No fewer than five different polls conducted during the last months of the 2008 presidential campaign found the public strongly believed that the news media was biased in favor of Democrat Barack ...
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Exhibit 2-16: Public Reaction to Media Coverage of the 2008 Primaries

During the 2008 primary season, a Pew Research Center poll of 1,000 Americans discovered that most thought "press coverage has favored Barack Obama than thought it has favored Hillary Clinton."
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Exhibit 2-7: Bias in the 2004 Presidential Campaign

Four different polls conducted in the last days and immediate aftermath of the 2004 presidential campaign discovered that more voters saw the media as biased in favor of Democratic candidate John ...
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