Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Is it the profession, or those that are attracted to it?

Yet another study, this time in Sweden, blows the lid off the shocking secret that journalists lean farther to the left than the public forced to consume their drivel.
The Green Party, Left Party and Liberal Party were more favoured by journalists than the Moderates and Social Democrats, the largest parties in the country as a whole. The large parties have been under-represented since journalists' political views were first canvassed in Sweden in 1989.
But there's one key difference between Swedish journalists and their American counterparts...
Perhaps unsurprisingly, talking politics is a favourite pastime. 68 percent of the nation's scribes have a conversation about politics at least once a week, compared to 25 percent of the population as a whole. Journalists also have greater trust in politicians than the general public.

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