Media Bias 101

Media Bias 101 summarizes more than 25 years of survey research showing how journalists vote, what journalists think, what the public thinks about the media, and what journalists say about media bias. The following links take you to more than 40 different surveys, with key findings and illustrative charts.
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Exhibit 2-10: CBS's "State of the Media," 2006

In late January 2006, a CBS News/New York Times poll asked 1,229 adults about their attitudes toward the news media as part of a "State of the Media" segment on the CBS Evening News.
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Exhibit 2-9: American Journalism Review, 2005

In May 2005, Gannett's First Amendment Center in Nashville polled Americans about their attitudes towards the media.
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Exhibit 2-8: Missouri School of Journalism 2004

The Missouri School of Journalism's Center for Advanced Social Research surveyed 495 adults about their attitudes toward the press during June and July of 2004.
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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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Exhibit 2-6: The People and The Press, 2003

In the summer of 2003, Princeton Survey Research Associates conducted a poll of 1,201 American adults regarding the media for the Pew Research Center for The People and The Press.
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Exhibit 2-4: The People and The Press, 2000

During the 2000 election year, the Pew Research Center for The People and The Press frequently polled public attitudes about the media.
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Exhibit 2-3: ASNE Journalism Credibility Project, 1998

As part of "a $1 million project to improve the credibility of newspapers and journalism," the American Society of Newspaper Editors commissioned a poll of 3,000 Americans in April and May of 1998.
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Exhibit 2-2: What the People Want from the Press

In November 1996, the Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) partnered with the Lou Harris Organization to poll 3,000 people about their attitudes toward the press.
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Exhibit 2-1: The People and The Press, 1997

One of the most comprehensive surveys of the public's general opinion of the media was done in 1997 by the Pew Research Center for The People and The Press, formerly known as the Times Mirror ...
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Exhibit 1-16: Journalists Ethics and Attitudes 2005

Preparing for a panel discussion on the media, the Annenberg Public Policy Center and the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands commissioned a poll of 673 journalists.
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