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Monday, April 18, 2016

Poll: Just 6 percent of people say they trust the media

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans' skepticism about what they read on social media.

Just 6 percent of people say they have a lot of confidence in the media, putting the news industry about equal to Congress and well below the public's view of other institutions. In this presidential campaign year, Democrats were more likely to trust the news media than Republicans or independents.
 
But trust today also goes beyond the traditional journalistic principles of accuracy, balance and fairness. READ MORE