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STUDY from Syracuse: Just 3.4 Percent of American Journalists Are Republicans


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Shocker! Isaac Schorr at Mediaite reported a new study from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications found that just 3.4 percent of American journalists are Republicans. In the last ten years, the proportion of Democrats has increased to 36.4% and proportion of Independents has ticked upwards to 51.7%, while the already low Republican share has been cut in half. 

The last study in 2013 pegged the proportion of Republican journalists in America at 7.1%, Democrats at 28.1%, and  Independents at 50.2%.

It's fair to guess that journalists who choose "independent" are attempting to look nonpartisan, but we can safely guess a large share of them are Biden-Harris voters.

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.:snip:

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