- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

Majority in U.S. Continues to Distrust the Media, Perceive Bias

Posted By admin On September 23, 2011 @ 3:49 am In Featured Stories,Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Lymari Morales
Gallup [1]
Sept 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The majority of Americans still do not have confidence in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. The 44% of Americans who have a great deal or fair amount of trust and the 55% who have little or no trust remain among the most negative views Gallup has measured.

In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the mass media -- such as newspapers, TV, and radio -- when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately, and fairly? 1997-2011 trend

The majority of Americans (60%) also continue to perceive bias, with 47% saying the media are too liberal and 13% saying they are too conservative, on par with what Gallup found last year. The percentage of Americans who say the media are “just about right” edged up to 36% this year but remains in the range Gallup has found historically.

In general, do you think the news media are too liberal, just about right, or too conservative? 2001-2011 trend

Full article here [1]


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/majority-in-u-s-continues-to-distrust-the-media-perceive-bias.html

URLs in this post:

[1] Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/149624/Majority-Continue-Distrust-Media-Perceive-Bias.aspx

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.