"Establishment media coverage makes Republicans look like yahoos and religious fanatics. That's hardly a surprise since members of the national press corps identify themselves as liberals over conservatives by five to one, according to a recent Pew Research Center study; American citizens, on the other hand, identify themselves as conservatives over liberals by three to two."Which seems fairly reasonable, right? I mean they cited a Pew Research Center study, right? I mean, okay, they didn't provide the source for
"American citizens, on the other hand, identify themselves as conservatives over liberals by three to two"But they did cite the source for the former.
About a third of national journalists (34%) and somewhat fewer local journalists (23%) describe themselves as liberals; that compares with 19% of the public in a May survey conducted by the Pew Research Center. Moreover, there is a relatively small number of conservatives at national and local news organizations. Just 7% of national news people and 12% of local journalists describe themselves as conservatives, compared with a third of all Americans.So the numbers TCS used do reflect the content of the report accurately.
In this regard, Internet journalists are similar ideologically to local journalists: 57% describe themselves as moderates, while 27% say they are liberals and 13% conservatives. Local TV and radio journalists include the lowest percentage of liberals of any of the journalist groups surveyed (15%). Even among local TV and radio journalists, however, just 13% describe themselves as conservatives.
"What Does Level 1 Mean?And check out this graph. So, consider this when read our impressive literacy rate in the the CIA - The World Factbook -- United States:
The NALS found a total of 21-23 percent - or 40-44 million - of the 191 million American adults (defined as age 16 or older) at Level 1, the lowest literacy level. Although many Level 1 adults could perform many tasks involving simple texts and documents, all adults scoring at Level 1 displayed difficulty using certain reading, writing, and computational skills considered necessary for functioning in everyday life."
"definition: age 15 and over can read and writeand maybe those numbers won't impress you so much.
total population: 97%
female: 97% (1979 est.)"