Dems, Republicans Disagree on Media’s Strengths and Weaknesses

Agree to disagree.

Screen Shot 2016-09-30 at 10.26.41 AMAccording to a new report from the Pew Research Center, Democrats and Republicans disagree on the strengths and weaknesses of the media.

Dems and Republicans not seeing eye-to-eye isn’t surprising, but the Pew study was interesting.

While 38 percent of liberal Democrats said the media’s strength was “providing a public service,” 41 percent of conservative Republicans said the most positive thing the press did was “reporting the news.”

On the flip side, 25 percent of Dems said the most negative thing the media did was “make poor choice or what or how to report.” Right wingers, meanwhile, said the worst aspect of the media was that it “reports biased news.”

Publish date: September 30, 2016 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT