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Approval of how journalists use social media in the U.S. 2019

The vast majority of Americans approve of journalists using social media when used to promote facts. A survey showed 92 percent of respondents approve the use of social media to correct false or misleading statements made by politicians. Interaction with the public is also considered acceptable, with 93 percent of Americans approving of journalists answering questions about their published work on social media. However, many felt that the interactions should be kept professional, with 65 percent of respondents disapproving of journalists sharing their personal views about the news of the day.

Attitudes towards journalists behavior on social media in the United Sates as of September 2019

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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 11 to 22, 2019

Number of respondents

1,468 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

Question; When it comes to journalists' use of social media, how much do you approve or disapprove of journalists doing each of the following?

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