American’s trust major corporate media outlets less than ever, American polling firm Gallup reported Tuesday.
“At 34%, Americans’ trust in the mass media to report the news “fully, accurately and fairly” is essentially unchanged from last year and just two points higher than the lowest that Gallup has recorded, in 2016 during the presidential campaign,” the Gallup’s Megan Brenan reported.
“Just 7% of Americans have “a great deal” of trust and confidence in the media, and 27% have “a fair amount.” Meanwhile, 28% of U.S. adults say they do not have very much confidence and 38% have none at all in newspapers, TV and radio,” per Brenan.
Democrats — by a vast margin — are more likely to trust mass corporate media than Republicans.
The pollster doesn’t offer any possible explanations for why trust in corporate mass media has fallen off a with Republicans and Independents.