There’s something you should hear, but we’re willing to bet you might not believe it. The results of a new Gallup poll reveal that Americans’ distrust with the media is more severe than ever.
Gallup released findings from one of their newest studies on Friday, and through their research the polling group has determined that more than half of Americans have little to no trust in the mainstream media. According to the group’s findings, 60 percent of Americans polled say they have “little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly.”
Pollsters with Gallup have asked Americans about their take on the mass media routinely since the 1990s, but analyzing the answers they’ve received in the two decades or so since reveals that distrust is indeed at a record high.
Back in 1997 when Gallup first began regularly asking around, only 46 percent of the people polled said they had very little-to no trust in the media, compared to 53 percent who favored it either a great deal or a fair amount. Today, 40 percent say they trust their sources that much, compared to 44 percent just one year earlier.
Source and full story: Russia Today, 21 Sept 2012