Sunday, June 13, 2010

Americans Value Their First Amendment Press Freedom

Rasmussen reports that 85% Say Freedom of the Press More Important Than Helping Newspaper Industry:
Americans continues to oppose government-driven solutions for the newspaper industry’s problems in large part because of their concern that they threaten the press’ independence.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 85% of Adults believe that maintaining freedom of the press is more important than supporting the newspaper industry. Only six percent (6%) put supporting the newspaper business first.
Are the American people saying that freedom of the press should not only belong to those that own one or buy ink by the barrel, but also to each individual citizen? Now that would be truly amazing news, but the polls internals do not explore the idea of freedom of the press as an individual right.

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