Why Americans Distrust the Press More Than They Distrust Trump


From Strategic Culture Foundation


Morning Consult poll published on April 28th showed that «roughly half (51 percent) of Americans said the national political media ‘is out of touch with everyday Americans,’ compared with 28 percent who said it ‘understand the issues everyday Americans are facing’». Plus: «Thirty-seven percent of Americans said they trusted Trump’s White House to tell the truth, while 29 percent opted for the media». So: the U.S. ‘news’ media are widely distrusted by the American people.

Among Republicans, 72% trusted «Trump’s White House» over (or more than) «National Political Media,» and 10% trusted the media over Trump, and that’s a ratio of 7.2 to 1 trusting Trump over the media. Among Democrats, however, 54% trusted media over Trump, and 12% trusted Trump over media, and that’s a ratio of 4.5 to 1 trusting media over Trump. So: Democrats there were far more trusting of…

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