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Americans’ Trust in News Hits Historic Low, Poll Says

Americans’ confidence in newspapers and television news has plummeted to an all-time low, according to the latest annual Gallup survey of trust in U.S. institutions.

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The American public’s trust in the news media is taking a nose-dive. It's heading downward as Gallup’s annual survey on confidence in major U.S. institutions hits a historic low.

Both newspapers and television news have seen a drop in trust over the past year. Each of these media outlets is losing an average of 5% of people who said they had a “great deal” of trust in such institutions.

When it comes to television news, they are now viewed as the second least-trusted organization in the U.S., after Congress, according to the poll. Just 11% of those polled in the survey reported: “quite a lot” of trust in television news.

Meanwhile, the newspaper industry is slightly ahead, jumping over big business and the criminal justice system as the fifth least-trusted association. Furthermore, the report states that this is the lowest point for newspapers in almost three decades of measurement.

More details from The Wrap.

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