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Study Finds That Just 3.4% of American Journalists Are Republicans

A new study from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications found that just 3.4% of American journalists are Republicans. The study is based “on an online survey with 1,600 U.S. journalists conducted in early 2022” and is the latest in a series of studies stretching back to 1971 that take the temperature of the fourth estate’s partisan lean, job satisfaction, and professional attitudes. When the first iteration of the study came out over 50 years ago, 35.5% of respondents said they were Democrats, 25.7% said they were Republicans, and 32.5% said they were Independents. The percentage that call themselves Democrats or independents have bounced around over the years, with the proportion of Democrats reaching a high of 44.1% in 1992.

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Left 13%

Center 0%

Right 88%

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