Most Americans see a place for anonymous sources in news stories, but not all the time

Posted on AllSides October 12th, 2020
From The Center
DATA

In recent years there has been renewed interest in the debate over journalists’ use of anonymous sources, and this has included criticism directly from President Donald Trump. Survey data from earlier this year shows that most Americans see a place for journalists to use anonymous sources, but few think journalists should have carte blanche to use them when reporting the news.

A majority of U.S. adults (82%) say that there are times when it is acceptable for journalists to use anonymous sources, with 67% saying it is acceptable only in...

Read full story

Pew Research Center

AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
AllSides Media Bias Rating: Center
115395/88449
See full bias rating for Pew Research Center
Learn about media bias
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/10/09/most-americans-see-a-place-for-anonymous-sources-in-news-stories-but-not-all-the-time/

More News about Media Industry from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right