Thursday, September 18, 2014
Trust In The Media Has Declined In Last 15 Years
This chart was made from information in Gallup Polls taken over the last 15 years -- the most recent being done between September 4th and 7th of a random national sample of 1,017 adults, with a margin of error of 4 points.
I thought this was interesting. Public trust in the American mass media has dropped sharply in the last 15 years -- about 15 points (from 55% to 40%). This really doesn't surprise me much. I think people are starting to realize that much of what passes for news in today's mass media is entertainment fluff, and the little real news that gets reported is slanted to represent the corporate point of view.
That's what happens when most media outlets are owned by a handful of giant corporations -- who think the media should be money-making ventures that parrot the corporate point-of-view.