Trust In Mainstream Media Collapses – Even Dems Don’t Trust Them
The mainstream media’s credibility is tanking.
A new Gallup poll found that trust in the mainstream media fell in 2022.
Only Congress has a lower approval – even a majority of Democrats don’t trust the media.
Total trust in Newspapers: 16% – down 5% from 2021.
Total trust in Television news: 11% – down 5% from 2021.
Why it matters: The erosion of trust in media is one of the most significant signs of deepening polarization in America.
– Political party affiliation has become the primary driver of opinions about the media’s trustworthiness, as Gallup has noted.
– A 2021 poll from Pew Research Center found that Republicans are far less likely to trust media sources that are considered “mainstream.”
Details: Television news is today considered the second-least trusted institution in the country, following Congress, according to the poll.
Trust in media has been declining for years.
The mainstream media’s lies have come back to bite them.
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