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Opinions on journalists as political watchdogs in the U.S. 2019, by politics

A survey evaluating whether Americans find it important for journalists to perform as watchdogs over elected officials found a partisan gap in opinions, with 59 percent of Republicans believing that journalists are currently going too far in this role. Among Democrats and Democratic leaners, 43 percent stated satisfaction with journalists capability in this area, although 41 percent felt that they are not going far enough in their capacity as political watchdogs.

Attitudes to whether journalists are going too far in their roles as watchdogs over elected leaders in the United States as of November 2019, by political affiliation

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

October 29 to November 11, 2019

Number of respondents

12,043 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents who did not give an answer are not shown

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: Thinking beyond the current political environment, do you think that it is important or not important for journalists to serve as watchdogs over elected leaders? Do you think journalists today are...

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