[Ed. – Shock, shock: those who do think media try to be unbiased are mostly Democrats.]
Less than a quarter of all Americans – 24 percent – believe that the news media try to report without bias, according to The Newseum Institute’s annual national survey on public attitudes about the First Amendment.
The survey asked if respondents agreed with this statement: “Overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias.”
Twenty-four percents said they agreed with this and 70 percent said they disagreed.
“The 24% who now say the media try to report news without bias is the lowest since we began asking this question in 2004,” the institute reports in its 2015 State of the First Amendment Survey, and “represents a 17-point drop from last year and a 22-point drop from 2013.”
Respondents’ views varied with political party affiliation, with nearly twice as many Democrats as Republicans saying they believe the media is unbiased.