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American trust in mainstream media at historic lows

The New York Times building in New York City
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According to a recent Gallup poll, America’s trust in the mainstream has fallen to a historic low, Forbes reports.

The poll found that only 16% of US adults state they had ‘quite a lot’ or ‘great’ confidence in the mainstream newspapers, and only 11% said the same about television news.

Equally, concerning is that the level of trust is down 5% on both accounts from a similar poll taken last year.

Not surprisingly, the trust in the legacy media is highest among Democrats. In terms of television news, 20% of Democrats said they still trusted this medium, compared to just 8% of Independents and 8% of Republicans.

When it came to the legacy newspapers, only 35% of Democrats fully trusted this news source, compared to 12% of Independents and 8% of Republicans.

READ: Americans’ Confidence In Media Falls To Record Lows, Poll Finds

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