Gallup has released the latest of its annual polls measuring trust or distrust in the US media by Americans.
A record high 60% say they have not very much trust or no trust at all in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly. This has declined 14% over the last decade.
What is interesting is the breakdown by affiliation. 58% of Democrats say they have a fair or great deal of trust in the media and only 26% of Republicans say the same. Now some may say that this is because Republicans are detached from reality, but they also found that Independents have only 31% trust in the media. What this suggests to me is that the majority of the media are seen as Democrat-aligned and too sycophantic to the Democrats – hence the rest of America has little faith in them.Tags: Media, media bias, Polls, United States