Poll: Bias in others' news a greater concern than bias in own news

Six in seven Americans think there is at least a fair amount of political bias in news coverage in general, and over half say the same of the news source they rely on most, according to a recent Gallup/Knight Foundation study. Yet 69% of Americans say they are more concerned about bias in the news other people consume than its presence in their own news (29%)…

While attitudes on most aspects of media covered in the wide-ranging study vary principally by political party, similar percentages of all party groups are mainly concerned about bias in others’ news sources, rather than their own. Roughly seven in 10 Republicans (68%), Democrats (72%) and independents (69%) express this view. However, those who identify as liberal (80%) are more concerned than conservatives (68%) and moderates (65%) with other people’s media bias.

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