55% of journalists surveyed say that every side does not always deserve equal coverage in the news. 22% of Americans overall say the same.
A survey of U.S.-based journalists finds 77% would choose their career all over again, though 57% are highly concerned about future restrictions on press freedom.
The declining public trust in the news media and polarization of news audiences have profound effects on civic life.
In just five years, the percentage of Republicans with at least some trust in national news organizations has been cut in half.
48% of US adults say the government should restrict false information online, even if it means losing some freedom to access/publish content.
Americans’ trust in media varies widely by political party and whether they see the outlet in question as part of the “mainstream media.”
U.S. adults’ views of what makes a news story trustworthy vary by party affiliation, demographic characteristics and news consumption habits.
When Americans were asked to evaluate the media’s standing in the nation, 41% say news organizations are growing in their influence.
We asked U.S. adults whether they consider each of 13 different news outlets to be a part of the mainstream media or not.
Roughly half of Americans or more were able to correctly identify whether three of the six sources asked about do their own reporting.