Trust in the Media Plummets 36 Percent, Second Lowest in History
The figure is the second-lowest on record
Americans' trust in the establishment media has sunk to new lows, according to a recent Gallup report.
The figure is the second-lowest on record, which rivals 32% in 2016.
The gap in trust of the media is pretty big among Democrats and Republicans.
68% of Democrats trust the establishment media.
With Republicans, trust is just 11%.
Gallup reported the trust in the media averaged 45% since 1997 but hasn't reached a majority level since 2003.
Pew Research Center also found a significant gap in trust among Democrats and Republicans in a recent survey.
Pew also found far different levels of trust in individual outlets in a 2020 survey, with CNN tops among Democrats and Fox News among Republicans.
News Busters reports:
Can the mistrust of the media get much greater? Gallup pollsters reported on Thursday that American trust in the media "to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four percentage points since last year to 36 percent, making this year's reading the second-lowest in Gallup's trend."
Overall, just seven percent of U.S. adults say they have "a great deal" and 29 percent "a fair amount" of trust and confidence in newspapers, television, and radio news reporting — which, combined, is four points above the 32 percent record low in 2016, during the Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton battle.
More than half of respondents sound fed up: 29 percent of the public currently registers "not very much" trust, and 34 percent say they have "none at all."
NEW: Americans' Trust in Media Dips to Second Lowest on Record— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 7, 2021
But as usual, it's Democrats who overwhelmingly trust corporate media outlets just like they do most institutions of authority:https://t.co/6h8pXdzCvF
Earlier this week, Neon Nettle reported CNN is continuing to lose viewers at a rapid rate.
According to Nielsen data, the network failed to reach 1 million viewers on any of its programs for 80% of September.
Last year in the run-up to the 2020 election, CNN averaged 950,000 total day viewers.
A year later, the network can barely manage 557,000, a 41% drop.
In May, Neon Nettle reported that CNN had lost 67% of its total viewers since Trump left office in January.