Fewer Journalists Say They Are Democrats
Slightly more journalists said they were Republicans in 2002 (18.6 percent) than in 1992 (16.3 percent), but the 2002 figure is still notably lower than the percentage of U.S. adults who identified with the Republican Party (31 percent according to the Gallup poll mentioned above). About one-third of all journalists (33.5 percent) said they were Independents, which is very close to the figure for all U.S. adults (32 percent). Journalists in 2002 were much more likely than the general public to say that they were something other than Democrat, Republican, or Independent, however (10.5 percent versus 1 percent).
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