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Journalism and ethics the U.S. 2019

A study on ethics in the media industry conducted in the United States revealed that the vast majority of responding U.S. adults said that they believed ethics in journalism will get worse during the 2020 presidential campaign, with 67 percent believing that this will be the case. Additionally, 60 percent said that they thought unethical journalism incites hate, and 64 percent expressed concerns about the impact of unethical journalism in terms of creating division and partisanship within the country as a whole.

Attitudes towards unethical journalism among adults in the United States in 2019

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Release date

September 2019


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,010 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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