Media

Poll Shows Record Level of Media Distrust

But can we trust the reporting about the poll?

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Three-fifths of Americans distrust the mass media — an all-time high, according to a poll released Thursday.

Sixty percent of Americans have little or no faith in the media to report the news accurately and fairly, according to a Gallup Poll, and 40 percent trust them a fair amount or a great deal. The percentage of Americans who distrust the media has been steadily rising since 2006, when 50 percent still trusted the press. In 2011, 55 percent of Americans were distrustful and 44 percent trusted the media.