Most Americans Agree The Media Is Biased In One Way Or Another

70% of the general public agrees that news organizations are subject to partisan agendas

The rise of fake news, a growing multitude of media sources, and an increasingly polarized nation have Americans learning to take their headlines with a grain of salt.

New YouGov research shows that most Americans (70%) agree that news organizations report stories in a light that’s partial to who owns them. It’s interesting to note that the two prevailing political parties perceive media bias to varying degrees. About one in two Democrats (52%) believe that news media is influenced by funding while a drastically greater number of Republicans (85%) hold the same to be true.

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