Thursday, April 29, 2010

Which way do you skew?

There’s a piece at that identifies your “political leanings” based on your news sites of choice. It seems to me the study that underlies the test has all kinds of methodological problems; but, the results are interesting:

Sites Visited:
Financial Times (81% conservative)
Technorati (37% conservative)
Salon (34% conservative)
NPR: National Public Radio (28% conservative)
Slate (49% conservative)
Los Angeles Times (45% conservative)
Washington Post (37% conservative)
The Huffington Post (30% conservative)
The New York Times (40% conservative)
Fox News (88% conservative)
CNN (54% conservative)

At these sites, the readership is on average 48 percent conservative, 52 percent liberal

Your isolation index is -34, meaning that, on the bell curve of all readers, your news diet is 34 percentage points to the left.

Here’s the link to the article:

It didn't capture everything I read. I would imagine that Google News is pretty middle of the road. The local AJC is actually starting to skew conservative. I guess I'm going to have to start clicking on the New York Post, the Drudge Report and Beck and Hannity's websites to get my skew back towards the middle.

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