Attitudes to the media publishing graphic images of victims of tragedies U.S. 2019

This statistic shows the public opinion on media outlets publishing graphic images of deceased victims of tragedy in the United States as of June 2019. The findings reveal that the majority of survey respondents said that they believed the publication of graphic images of victims of tragedy i.e. people who have drowned or died as a result of bombings was necessary in order to tell important stories, whereas 28 percent believed that media outlets publishing such images would be disrespectful and it should be avoided.

Public opinion on media outlets publishing graphic images of deceased victims of tragedy in the United States as of June 2019

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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

June 26, 2019

Number of respondents

1,722 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "When it comes to media outlets publishing graphic images showing deceased victims of tragedy (people who have drowned, died from bombings, etc.), which of the following comes closer to your view?"

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