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.


  1. I especially lost respect for and trust in NPR, PBS, PRI and all other so-called public and/or independent stations that abdicated their mandates when 'Dubya' was POTUS. They succumbed to the 'oh so important' bottom line and put professional journalistic freedom up for sale.

  2. I do not trust most of the media. I prefer the internet and numerous blogs. WHY? because on the good ones they tell the story BUT they have this noce BLUE test that takes you to the original story for further eval. The media just throws out BS. I've seen it too many times.


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