July 10, 2017 Last Updated 11:31 am

New Pew study finds that a majority of Republicans says colleges and the media have a negative effect on the country

Fifty-eight percent of Republicans now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, up from 45 percent last year, Republican attitudes towards the media remain sharply negative

The political divide just keeps growing, if the newest Pew Research Center study is accurate. It finds that a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents now believe that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, while those who identify as Democrats continue to find higher education to have a positive effect on the nation.

Opinions about the media remain as divided as before, though even Democrats are pretty negative about the news media.

Forty-six percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners say the news media has a negative impact on the country, while 44 percent are positive about media’s effect. Among Republicans, 85 percent say the news media has a negative effect on the way things are going in the country. As time goes on, Republicans are becoming more and more disenchanted with the media.

The new report is based on telephone interviews conducted between June 8 and June 18 of this year among a national sample of 2,504 adults, 18 years of age or older.

You can find a summary of the report, and a link to download the PDF of the full report here.

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