More from the American Journalist Survey, as reported at Poynter:

Compared with 1992, the percentage of full-time journalists who claim to be Democrats has dropped 7 percentage points in 2002 to slightly above 37 percent, moving this figure closer to the overall population percentage of 32 percent, according to a July 29-31, 2002, Gallup national telephone poll of 1,003 adults. This is the lowest percentage of journalists saying they are Democrats since 1971.

This does not surprise me at all. Most of the editors that I know and work with are relatively apolitical. They are drawn to journalism by its creativity and analysis, not by advocacy.

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