Gallup: Con­fi­dence in Mass Media Match­es 2016 Record Low

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Gallup: Confidence in Mass Media Matches 2016 Record Low

Since 1972, the poll­sters at Gallup have been ask­ing about con­fi­dence in the mass media. On Thurs­day, they announced their lat­est poll found only 32 per­cent of the pub­lic have a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in the media’s news report­ing.
Megan Bre­nan report­ed the lat­est poll, con­duct­ed Sep­tem­ber 1 to 23, “marks just the sec­ond time, along with last year, that the share of Amer­i­cans who have no con­fi­dence at all in the media has sur­passed the per­cent­age with a great deal or fair amount of trust.” This is the Gallup ques­tion: 

In gen­er­al, how much trust and con­fi­dence do you have in the mass media — such as news­pa­pers, TV and radio — when it comes to report­ing the news ful­ly, accu­rate­ly and fair­ly — a great deal, a fair amount, not very much or none at all?

The 32% of Amer­i­cans who say they trust the mass media “a great deal” or “a fair amount” …