Gallup: American Trust in Corp Mass Media Near Record Low

Brian Stelter CNN

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.


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