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Six reasons young adults think the news media is dividing our country

Knight Foundation
Jul 9, 2019 · 4 min read

1. Young adults are worried about the impact of news sources on democracy and the unity of the country:

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2. Many young adults believe that news sources, even their favorite, have a liberal or conservative ideological slant:

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3. Young adults largely believe that their race or ethnicity is not covered regularly in the media:

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4. The majority of African American and Hispanic participants do not feel like media sources accurately or fairly portray their groups, when they do get coverage:

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5. Young adults who are highly partisan rely on news to make decisions:

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6. Political affiliation has a big effect on perceptions of a news organization’s ideological slant:

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