Americans’ trust in media fell four points in past year, lowest since 2016: poll

Americans’ trust in media fell four points in past year, lowest since 2016: poll


Americans’ trust in the media has plummeted four percentage points since last year to 36 percent — and is the lowest since 2016, a new poll released Thursday found.

Just 7 percent say they have a “great deal” of trust and confidence in newspapers, television and radio reporting the news accurately and fairly, and 29 percent say they have a “fair amount,” the Gallup poll shows

That combined 36 percent is four percentage points from 2016’s record low of 32 percent, the poll said. 

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More than a third — 34 percent — say they have “none at all” and 29 percent have “not very much.”

Gallup, which has been tracking trust in the media annually since 1997, found that it peaked at 55

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