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Gallup Poll Shows All-Time Low In Public Confidence In Media

The pollsters at Gallup reported Wednesday that Americans' confidence in the media's ability to report "the news fully, accurately, and fairly" has dropped to its previous all-time low of 40 ...
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TV Buries the Bad News on Public’s Rejection of Obama’s Presidency

As President Obama’s approval ratings have tumbled in 2014, polling news has practically vanished from the Big Three evening newscasts — in stunning contrast to how those same newscasts ...
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Liberal Media Love Flawed Studies Claiming a Vast Scientific Consensus on Climate

Latest study had low response rate, while previous studies criticized for ‘math errors,’ ‘fuzzy’ definitions.
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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 (most recent update: May ...
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Early Polls of Journalists, 1962-1985

A collection of survey data from the early 1960s through the mid-1980s shows journalists consistently identified themselves as "liberal" in their ideological outlook.
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Exhibit 1-2: Major Newspaper Reporters

In 1982, scholars at the California State University at Los Angeles asked reporters from the fifty largest U.S. newspapers for whom they voted in 1980. In that election, Republican Ronald Reagan ...
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Updated for 2012: The MRC's 'Media Bias 101'

The Media Research Center has just concluded an update of our “Media Bias 101” Web package, with more than 40 articles detailing scholarly research of the past 30 years showing the mostly ...
Media Bias 101

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 2-24: Gallup Finds Most Distrust the Media; Public’s Confidence Low (2011)

A September 2011 Gallup survey found “the majority of Americans still do not have confidence in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly,” with three times as many Americans ...
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