Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bias IV

Simulation and  Claremont Beat

Images and other forms of bias

The case of abortion: NPR report this morning

More data (albeit older) on journalist opinions:
 As was the case in 2004, majorities of the national and local journalists surveyed describe themselves as political moderates; 53% of national journalists and 58% of local journalists say they are moderates. About a third of national journalists (32%), and 23% of local journalists, describe themselves as liberals. Relatively small minorities of national and local journalists call themselves conservatives (8% national, 14% local).
 Internet journalists as a group tend to be more liberal than either national or local
journalists. Fewer than half (46%) call themselves moderates, while 39% are self-described liberals and just 9% are conservatives.
 Among the population as a whole, 36% call themselves conservatives – more than triple
the percentage of national and internet journalists, and more than double the percentage of local journalists. About four-in-ten (39%) characterize their political views as moderate, while 19% are self-described liberals, based on surveys conducted in 2007 by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press. 
In the general public:
Commentary v. News

Pew on polarization:

Pew study of media habits:

Consistent Conservatives See More Facebook Posts in Line With Their Views; Consistent Liberals More Likely to Block Others Because of Politics
Main Source of Government and Political News

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