BREAKING: Poll Reveals Two-Thirds Of Americans No Longer Trust The Fake News Media!
“66% of Americans say most news media do not do a good job of separating fact from opinion.”
That’s according to a new Gallup-Knight poll on the state of Americans’ relationship with the news media.
The amazing number is leading experts to state that the U.S. is in uncharted territory, with a majority of the electorate not tending to believe what they see on TV or read in the newspaper.
44% of Americans have a negative view of the media. Less than 25% have a positive view.
More from the Knight Foundation:
Technological advances have made it easier for Americans to connect with each other and to find information, including details about the major issues facing the country. But those advances present both challenges and opportunities for individuals and U.S. institutions.
Not only is more information readily available, but so is more misinformation, and many consumers may not be able to easily discern the difference between the two.
Amid the changing informational landscape, media trust in the U.S. has been eroding, making it harder for the news media to fulfill their democratic responsibilities of informing the public and holding government leaders accountable.
Results of the 2017 Gallup/Knight Foundation Survey on Trust, Media and Democracy show that most Americans believe it is now harder to be well-informed and to determine which news is accurate. They increasingly perceive the media as biased and struggle to identify objective news sources. They believe the media continue to have a critical role in our democracy but are not very positive about how the media are fulfilling that role.
Left unspoken in the text is that most cable news and “informational” programming on TV is slanted for liberal viewing, meaning that more citizens are skeptical of trendy, PC liberalism (at least as preached by CNN, MSNBC and others) than ever before.