Gallup study: Media rank dead last in public trust

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
By Paul Martin

Finding is part of a decades-long decline in popular trust in the media, Gallup’s editor-in-chief Mohamed Younis said Tuesday.

By Carrie Sheffield
June 24, 2020

In a Gallup public opinion survey released near the beginning of the coronavirus shutdown, eight of the nine institutions studied received majority positive ratings — led by U.S. hospitals, at 88% approval.

The media ranked dead last in the study of Americans’ trust in institutions. Only the media got a more negative than positive review. The finding is part of a decades-long decline in popular trust in the media, Gallup’s editor-in-chief Mohamed Younis said Tuesday during a virtual panel organized by the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.

Since 2015, Gallup has tracked an increase in divergence between Republicans and Democrats on their attitudes toward the national media, Younis explained.

The current partisan split is “not surprising,” given the contentious relationship President Trump, a Republican, has with the current media, Younis said. Still, the deterioration of trust among Republicans has been persisting for decades.

“Just to give you context, when we were polling in the time of President Nixon’s impeachment, seven in 10 Americans said they had confidence in the honesty of the media they had access to in the United States,” Younis said. “Today, only four in 10 Americans say the same. So there’s been a general decline. That decline is most pronounced among Republicans, like I said in the past five years or so. But as of now, 41% of independents approve of the job that media has done in the Covid crisis, which is exactly the national average; 68% of Democrats share that view, and only 16% of Republicans … So there is definitely a partisan angle to that.”

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One Response to “Gallup study: Media rank dead last in public trust”

  1. War Profit

    It’s not only media, government, the alphabet agencies, the judicial system.
    Americans better come to the realization, outside forces control all mainstream media, all governments, and are about to enslave humanity with a complete control system and population reduction.
    They tried the soft kill for decades, bankrupted their debt based system. Those who will not bend a knee to the coming Luciferian world order, are targeted for termination.

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