Just 28% of American adults believe journalists contribute “a lot” to society’s well-being. About the same percentage 27% think journalists contribute “not very much” or “nothing at all,” while 42% of Americans think journalists contribute “some” to society.
The survey asked Americans to rate the contributions of 10 occupational groups, and only business executives and lawyers received lower marks than journalists. Members of the military and teachers topped the list, with 78% and 72%, respectively, saying these professions contribute “a lot” to society’s well-being.
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