News media's use of the freedom of the press in the U.S. 2017, by party ID

The statistic shows the results of a survey on whether respondents think the news media abuses the freedom of the press, or whether it uses this freedom responsibly, by political affiliation. During the survey, 73 percent of Republican respondents stated that the news media abuses the principle of the freedom of the press.

Do you think the news media abuses the freedom of the press, or do you think it uses this freedom responsibly?

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Sources

Release date

April 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

April 23 to April 25, 2017

Number of respondents

1,498 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees freedom of the press. In general, do you think the news media abuse this freedom, or do you think the news media use this freedom responsibly?"

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