Study still finds pulse in press

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“The data offer some stark warnings about political ideology and what was once considered the gold standard among newspapers, the New York Times. More than a third of Republicans now say they believe almost nothing in the paper (36 percent versus 8 percent of Democrats),” the study said.

“Republicans, by contrast, are substantially more likely to give the highest credibility rating to the Fox (34 percent) than are Democrats (19 percent).”

The study was based on analyses of 70,000 news stories from 48 print, broadcast and online sources, along with multiple public opinion surveys. The research was funded by the Pew Research Center.

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