Poll: Public Lacks Trust in Media

By: Kenneth T. Walsh | U.S. News & World Report

Bad news for the news media: A new poll finds that Americans’ confidence in the media’s ability to report the news “fully, accurately and fairly” has returned to its previous all-time low of 40 percent, according to Gallup.

Only four in 10 Americans express a “great deal” or a “fair amount” of confidence in newspapers, television and radio in reporting the news, a return to the lowest level, recorded in 2012. The trust factor had increased a bit, to 44 percent in 2013, but has dropped since then.

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