Findings about news media views and habits in Western Europe from a survey about media, political attitudes and populist views in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Ratings on how well the media perform on several core functions, like investigating the actions of the government and getting the facts right, differ between those who hold populist views and those who do not.
Explore where users of news outlets in eight Western European countries place these outlets on a left-right spectrum, based on their perception of their ideological leanings.
Across eight Western European countries, people with populist leanings have more negative attitudes about the news media than do those with non-populist views.
People in 38 countries were asked how often they use the internet – as well as how often they use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other sites – to get news.
Explore the data on how publics across 38 countries think their news media are doing on issues like reporting the news accurately.
A global median of 75% want their news media to be unbiased when covering political issues, yet many say the news media do a poor job of reporting on political issues fairly.
Survey of eight Western European countries conducted Oct. 30-Dec. 20, 2017.
Publications from this dataset
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A Changed View of American Democracy
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