Americans' trust in media has eroded – especially among conservatives – and the Times Citizen wants to understand why. But we need your help.

According to a 2020 Gallup poll, only 40 percent of Americans surveyed said they have a “a great deal” or “a fair amount” of trust and confidence in the media to report the news “fully, accurately, fairly.” That’s bad enough, but when you break it down by party affiliation, it’s clear that most of the trust issues lie with conservatives. The same poll reported that only 10 percent of Republicans surveyed reported trusting media, while 73 percent of Democrats trust news stories to be accurate and fairly reported.

Trust in Media

The results of a 2020 survey about Americans' trust in media shows that only 10 percent of Republicans reported "a great deal/a fair amount" of trust in media, while 73 percent of Democrats trust media reports.

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