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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Gospel Gap
Someone link Bernie Goldberg


The Project of Excellence in Journalism just released their third annual State of the News Media report, which includes the poll results displayed above. The chart sets responses from members of the local and national media next to those harvested from the general public in a 2002 Pew Center poll (link).

What we see is that journalists are, if not largely godless, at least much more secular in their outlook than a large segment of their audience. Look, even the journalists who describe themselves as conservative lean toward secular sources of principle.

How all this affects the media's work, the numbers can't say, but the gap itself is interesting. There's an argument to be made here about rationality and Enlightenment principles and yadda yadda. What do you think?

That's just one nugget. There's plenty more to be digested over at the official site.