General Views and Perceptions
The majority of citizens who participated in the survey consider journalism a vocation: specifically, 70.5% of the respondents answered positively to the question whether journalism is a vocation –with 41.5% stating “definitely yes” and 29% responding “probably yes”. On the contrary, 28.5% do not believe that journalism is a vocation (“definitely not” say 15.5%, “probably not” state 13%).
At the same time, the vast majority of the public (89.5%) believes that journalism is essential for democracy –with most respondents giving an emphatically positive answer (“definitely yes”) and 18% responding “probably yes”. On the other hand, one in ten do not believe that journalism is essential for democracy –with 5.5% responding “definitely not” and 4% stating “probably not”.