Using data from our latest media survey, we look at different ways to measure public trust of news organizations.
A significant number of web-using adults get at least some of their news about government and politics from sources that they distrust – a concept that may seem puzzling.
More than three-quarters of Americans continue to believe that members of the military contribute “a lot” to society’s well-being. By contrast, only 37% say clergy make a big contribution to society, and journalists have dropped the most in public esteem since 2009.
Four months into the war, a review of news coverage reveals that over time Americans are getting fewer facts and more opinion -- a narrow range of opinion, at that -- from newspapers, magazines and television. At the same time, polls show the press losing a measure of the respect it had gained in ...