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Friday, September 23, 2011

Gallup: 47% Say Media Is Too Liberal, 13% Say Too Conservative

By Susan Duclos

Gallup finds that 60 percent of Americans see media as being biased with 47 percent saying the media are too liberal and 13 percent saying they are too conservative and 55 percent have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly.

The breakdown:

Partisans continue to perceive the media very differently. Seventy-five percent of Republicans and conservatives say the media are too liberal. Democrats and liberals lean more toward saying the media are "just about right," at 57% and 42%, respectively. Moderates and independents diverge, however, with 50% of independents saying the media are too liberal and 50% of moderates saying they are just about right.

Gallup also points to a newly released report from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press which finds record-high negativity toward the media on 9 of 12 core measures it tracks.