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Americans See Skepticism of News Media as Healthy, Say Public Trust in the Institution Can Improve


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Jeffrey Gottfried, Senior Researcher Mason Walker, Research Analyst Amy Mitchell, Director, Journalism Research Elizabeth Grieco, Senior Writer/Editor Katerina Eva Matsa, Associate Director, Journalism Research Kirsten Worden, Research Assistant Maya Khuzam, Research Assistant Elisa Shearer, Research Associate Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer Michael Lipka, Editorial Manager Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Hannah Klein, Communications Manager Rachel Weisel, Senior Communications Manager Andrew Grant, Communications Associate David Kent, Senior Copy Editor Sara Atske, Associate Digital Producer

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