[Ed. – It’s the 24% who think news organizations are impartial that is worriesome.]
Following the high-profile resignation of a New York Times opinion page editor, most voters are eager to find fair and balanced media coverage but think the majority of news organizations these days are politically biased.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters agree with this statement – “As places like The [New York] Times and other once-great journalistic institutions betray their standards and lose sight of their principles, Americans still hunger for news that is accurate, opinions that are vital and debate that is sincere.” Just 24% disagree with the statement from editor Bari Weiss’ resignation letter. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
But 63% believe most major news organizations in this country have their own political agenda. Only 27% feel these news organizations generally remain impartial.