Ever wonder what political party most  journalists belong to?  A new study reveals the answer.

The number of U.S. journalists who call themselves Independents is on the rise.  

A study conducted by two Indiana professors found that about half of all journalists say they are Independent.  

That's about an 18 percent jump since 2002.  

As to journalists who identify with a party, about 28 percent say they're Democrats and only 7 percent call themselves Republicans.  

When it came to the industry, about 60 percent said journalism is going in the wrong direction.  

And when asked to point out the biggest problem facing journalism, most pointed to declining profits.