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Poll: Americans don’t trust mainstream media

The New York Times building in New York City
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A second Gallup Poll in 2020 has revealed that Americans have lost confidence in the mainstream media with only 28% of those polled stating they have “high” or “very high” confidence in the “honesty and ethical standards” of the media.

The Western Journal explains:

One important public service President Donald Trump has performed for the American people has been to pull the veneer back and fully expose the incredible bias of the establishment media.

Only 28 percent of Americans surveyed by Gallup last month rated the honesty and ethical standards of journalists as either “very high” or “high.”

Contrast that with police officers, who earned a combined 52 percent rating in those categories, down just 2 percentage points from 2019, despite the massive “defund the police” protests nationwide.

This poll also exposed the great political divide taking place in America. While 48% of Democrats had a “high” or “very high” confidence in the media, only 5% of Republicans shared a similar sentiment.

READ: Gallup Poll Shows Most Americans Share Trump’s Lack of Trust in Honesty of Media

The most recent Gallup Poll was conducted in December and confirms the results of a similar poll conducted of Americans in September. READ: POLL: 86% Of Americans Think The Media Is Biased

The same holds true in Britain, where only 23% of Brits trusted the media to report the truth, putting them only slightly ahead of politicians in terms of trustworthiness.

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