Pew: About a quarter of Americans say journalists contribute little to society
27 percent of Americans say journalists contribute little or nothing to society's well being, according to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.
The percentage of Americans who say journalists contribute a lot to society has shrunk since 2009. The trend is particularly notable among women, 29 percent of whom said journalists contribute a lot. In 2009, 46 percent of women held high opinions of journalists.
Lawyers are still held in less regard, though.