After a small uptick in recent years, America’s trust in media is declining again, according to a new Gallup poll.
Out of the over 1,000 people surveyed, 40% trust the mass media, a four-percentage-point drop from last year.
On the political end, the poll found a 14-year low among Democrats in terms of trusting the media. A large percentage continue to believe the news media is too liberal (44%) but the opposite viewpoint is gathering steam. 19% of Americans think the media is too conservative; a six-point spike from last year and the highest percentage in that category in eight years.
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(Poll image courtesy of Gallup)