AP Media Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — It's been true for some time that Republicans are generally more hostile to the news media than Democrats , but a study released Thursday found that's much more the case for supporters of President Donald Trump.
The Pew Research Center study looks at viewpoints on the ethical standards of journalists and whether they act in the best interests of the public.
The study found that 17% of Republicans who somewhat approve of Trump's performance said they believe journalists have very low ethical standards, and 12% of "never-Trump" Republicans felt that way. However, 40% of Republicans who strongly approve of Trump agree that reporters have very low ethical standards. Another 45% answered low, leaving out the "very," the Pew study said.