Political orientation of western media

A comparison of the voting patterns of journalists compared to the general public

Jonatan Pallesen
09-08-2018

Emil Kirkegaard, Noah Carl and I have been looking at the political orientation of journalists compared to the normal public.

We use the available polls of how journalists would vote from western countries, and compare the results of these polls to the real election results. For each party we use Wikipedia to assign their political ideology.

The comparison is plotted below. For each listed political ideology, for each party, for each country, a blue dot is drawn on the the figure, indicating whether that party has more support among journalists or among the publics. The red symbols are the mean of each ideology.