June 22, 2024 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

Recent Survey Finds That Many Political Figures Find Trump Administration to be Damaging to Public Relations

A survey of public relations professionals released Tuesday by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that 73.2 percent of respondents across the political spectrum believe the current White House communications team is impacting the public perception of the PR industry, and not in a positive way.

“It’s clear from the results of our survey that the PR industry would prefer to distance itself from the current White House communications team, whose practices are not reflective of the values of the broader industry,” said Fred Cook, director of USC Annenberg’s Center for Public Relations.

“The vast majority of PR professionals believe that honest, open communication leads to constructive dialogue and shared understanding, both of which are in short supply these days,” he said.

Of the 900 survey respondents, 55.3 percent identified themselves as liberal, 29.6 percent identified themselves as moderate and 15.1 percent identified themselves as conservative. When asked if the current White House communications team is impacting the image of the PR profession, 77.4 percent of liberals agreed, along with 77.2 percent of moderates and 53.9 percent of conservatives.

When asked about various aspects of the perceived performance of the overall White House communications team:

— 83.7 percent agree they “constantly change their views/statements”;

— 80.2 percent agree they “distort the truth”;

— 63.5 percent agree they “purposefully lie”;

— 36.3 percent agree they “do their best despite the circumstances”;

— 32 percent agree they “work hard to explain the administration’s policies”;

— 15.7 percent agree they “are treated unfairly by the media”;

— 13.3 percent agree they “are strategic in their approach”; and

— 11.6% agree they “act like PR professionals.”

A majority of PR practitioners surveyed believe that Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have made a negative impact on the perception of their profession.

Ninety percent of respondents believe Conway’s impact has been negative, with 78 percent describing her effect as “very” negative. Ninety percent also said Spicer has a negative impact, with 59.4 percent describing it as “very” negative. Huckabee Sanders’ effect was described as negative by 56.5%.

“It’s always difficult to evaluate an individual’s performance when you don’t really know what’s going on behind the scenes,” Cook said. “However, it’s obvious that the broader PR community is deeply concerned about the long- term consequences of the White House’s approach to communications.”

While 36 percent of PR professionals agree that current White House communications team members do “their best under difficult circumstances,” the majority indicated they would not hire the current press secretary or deputy press secretary in a PR-related job, if they were in a position to do so.

If asked by the current president to join the administration’s communications team, the overwhelming majority of PR practitioners said they would not accept jobs in the White House, with 6 percent saying they would accept the job of press secretary or deputy press secretary and 7 percent saying they would accept the job of director of social media. Of the conservatives polled, 75 percent said they would not accept an invitation to become press secretary.

The online survey was distributed to PR professionals across the United States via email and social media channels between May 30 and June 8, resulting in a “convenience sample” of 902 qualified responses, representing all 50 states. Nearly 70 percent of the respondents were between the ages of 35 and 64, and 51 percent have 20-plus years of experience in the communication field.

Fifty percent work in public relations or communication agencies; 26 percent work in public and private corporations; and 16 percent work in government agencies or nonprofit organizations. About 57 percent were female and 41 percent were male, with the remainder not identifying their gender.

Related Posts

(Video) Sport Fishing and Whale Watching on the Pacific Offered by MDR Sportfishing

June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

Located Out of Marina del Rey, More Information Can Be Found at mdrsf.com @culvercitywlanews Operating out of Marina del Rey,...

LA County Issues Ocean Water Use Warning for Several Beaches on the First Day of Summer

June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

Elevated Bacterial Levels Prompt Health Advisory for Popular Coastal Spots Sadly, on the first day of Summer, the Los Angeles...

Early Morning Armed Robbery Near Culver City ATM: Police Seek Information

June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

Two Suspects Flee Scene After Victim Is Threatened with Rifle and Robbed Officers responded to a robbery report early Thursday...

California Supreme Court Blocks Tax Measure from November Ballot

June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

Ruling Halts Effort to Overturn Measure ULA In a ruling issued on Thursday, the California Supreme Court blocked the Taxpayer...

(Video) Director Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin Q&A On Their New Film The Exorcism

June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

It stars Russell Crowe, Sam Worthington, and David Hyde-Peirce. @culvercitywlanews Director Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin Q&A On Their...

Gun Violence Awareness Month: Culver City Police Urge Safe Firearm Storage

June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

CCPD Offers Free Gun Safety Locks to Prevent Firearm-Related Tragedies June marks Gun Violence Awareness Month, a critical time for...

Westfield Century City Announces First Annual Foodie Week Starting Today

June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

Deals and Prix-Fixe Menus Available From June 20th to June 27th Westfield Century City, a premier outdoor shopping destination in...

Los Angeles Public Health Warns of Surge in Mpox Cases Reported in Los Angeles County

June 19, 2024

June 19, 2024

Public Health Officials Urge Testing, Prevention, and Vaccination Amid Recent Spike The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is...

Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Crossing the 405 Freeway in Brentwood

June 19, 2024

June 19, 2024

Victim Hit While Crossing Southbound Lanes; Investigation Underway A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on the I-405 southbound...

Brentwood, Palisades, West LA Libraries Closures for Juneteenth

June 18, 2024

June 18, 2024

Upcoming Program and Event Schedules for The Week  Brentwood Library Schedule: We are celebrating Juneteenth this Wednesday, June 19! The...

LAUSD Board Approves Cell Phone Ban for District Schools

June 18, 2024

June 18, 2024

Resolution Aims to Be Effective by January 2025 The LAUSD board voted 5-2 on Tuesday to pass a resolution authored...

Gunfire Incident at Westchester Park Leads to Arrest, Prompts Community Meeting

June 18, 2024

June 18, 2024

LAPD Pursues Suspect After Shots Fired, Councilmember Responds An LAPD spokesperson confirmed that a disturbing incident took place at Westchester...

Culver City Police Make Multiple Arrests During the Week of June 6 to June 11

June 18, 2024

June 18, 2024

Stolen Vehicles, Narcotics, and Firearms Recovered in a Series of Incidents The Culver City Police Department had a busy week...

Toddler Fatally Struck by Relative’s RV at Dockweiler State Beach

June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

2-Year-Old Child Lancaster Identified as Victim in Tragic Accident A toddler died Saturday after being struck by a relative who...

Texas Man Sentenced to 33 Months for Threatening U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters

June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Gaherty Targeted the Congresswoman With Racist and Violent Threats  A Texas man was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison...