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Jan 21

More polling finds trust in pro-government media at all-time low

Antigovernment News reports that a new poll supports Gallup polling which shows Americans’ trust in “mainstream” (government supported and supporting) media is at an all-time low.

New, Edelman survey finds just 46 percent of Americans trust traditional media. That’s the lowest number ever recorded in the 20 years that Edelman has obtained the data.

A clear majority (56%) believe mainstream (government supported and supporting) media is “purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations.”

The Edelman number tracks with Gallup’s findings. Gallup, over the past decade, has consistently put the percentage of Americans’ trust in media in the low 40s.

As with seemingly every major issue in America these days, the party divide is stark. Gallup’s 2020 results found that 73 percent of Democrats trust the media, while only 10 percent of Republicans do. The new Edelman numbers are in line with that schism. A post-election follow-up to the Edelman survey shows 57 percent of Democrats trust the media, compared to just 18 percent of Republicans.