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  • 12 July 2013 | MediaBistro

    Pew Study: Fewer Americans think journalists contribute to society

    The Pew Research Center asked Americans to rate certain professions by their perceived contribution to society. While the Military ranked highest with more than three-quarters of Americans (78%) saying they think the Armed Forces contribute “a lot” to society, Journalists came in near the bottom with just 28% saying the Press contribute “a lot.” That number is down 10% from 2009, when 38% of Americans viewed Journalists positively. Journalists were split fairly evenly in being perceived as contributing “a lot” or “not very much/nothing.” Most of those polled (42%) thought journalists contributed “some.”