Poll: All-time low confidence in news media

Poll: All-time low confidence in news media
Olympus has fallen.

Gallup poll released yesterday shows that an all-time low of 7 percent of Americans say that they have a great deal of trust and confidence in the media.

At the other end of the spectrum, a record high of 24 percent said their trust and confidence in the media is “none.”

The combined 60 percent who say they have either no trust in the media (24 percent) or not very much trust (36 percent) also matched an all-time high. …

Democrats were far more likely than Republicans or Independents to have trust and confidence in the media, according to Gallup.

In the new poll, 55 percent of Democrats said they had a great deal or fair amount of trust and confidence in the media. By contrast, only 33 percent of Independents and only 32 percent of Republicans said they had a great deal or fair amount of confidence in the media.

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