Approval of Trump's media handling in the U.S. 2017-2020

According to a survey held in June 2020 in the United States, 43 percent of adults said that they strongly disapproved of how Donald Trump handles the media. This marks an increase of six percent from the results of a survey asking the same question in 2017. Meanwhile, the share of Americans who strongly approved of how the president treats the media increased by five percent in the same time period.

Level of approval of Donald Trump's handlng of the media among adults in the United States in 2017 and 2020

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

August 20 to 22, 2017 and June 14 to 16, 2020

Number of respondents

2017: 1,486; 2020: 1,500

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: Do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump has done handling the media?

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