84% say that the mainstream media is a danger to democracy

Posted BY: Steve Watson

Two prominent polls released in the past week reveal that Americans’ trust in the mainstream media is at a near-all-time low, with a significant majority believing that it is a threat to freedom.

A Gallup poll highlights that just 34% have trust in the mass media to report the news “fully, accurately and fairly,” a figure that is only 2 points higher than an all-time low recorded in 2016.

Just 7% of Americans have “a great deal” of trust and confidence in the media, according to the survey.

“Notably, this is the first time that the percentage of Americans with no trust at all in the media is higher than the percentage with a great deal or a fair amount combined,” Gallup not

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