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Thomas Jefferson, Donald Trump, and Freedom of the Press

Americans overwhelmingly  oppose government restrictions on the press. They disagree with Trump attacks on the media and worry that the attacks could incite violence. (But Republicans see this differently.)

By: Robert Shrum and Jill Darling

This post, by Robert Shrum and Jill Darling, talks about what Thomas Jefferson, Donald Trump and the American people think about freedom of the press. It is based on the latest USC Dornsife/LA Times poll, a joint project of Dornsife’s Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR) and the Center for the Political Future. The survey was conducted between August 11 and September 24, 2018, among a representative national sample of 5045 adult members of CESR’s Understanding America Study internet panel.

The post originally appeared at the Evidence Base. It can now be found on The Conversation here:


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