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Most FNC Viewers Believe In Liberal Bias

Is there a bias in the media? Your answer may depend on what cable news network you’re watching.
This Harris poll asked viewers what channel they “most often turn to when they want news or information related to politics or public affairs.”

20 percent said CNN and 18 percent said FNC. A third of CNN viewers think the media has a liberal bias, and another third think there’s a conservative bias. But more than two thirds of Fox News viewers are convinced of the liberal bias, compared to just 12 percent who say there’s a conservative bias.

Here are some of the other results of the nationwide Harris Poll of 1,179 U.S. adults, via this press release:

> “Among ‘heavy’ media users, FOX News is the leading channel at 39 percent, followed by CNN at 22 percent. Among ‘light’ media users, CNN is at the top (21%) followed by ABC (13%), NBC (11%), CBS (9%) and FOX News (8%).”

> “CNN’s viewers are more likely to be Democrats (42%) or Independents (29%) than Republicans (19%), whereas FOX News viewers are more likely to be Republicans (63%) as compared to Democrats (12%) or Independents (20%).”

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