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Perceived objectivity of mass media in the U.S. 2020, by political affiliation

Share of adults who trust the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly in the United States in September 2019 and September 2020, by political affiliation

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Source

Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 3 to15, 2019 and August 31 to September 13, 2020

Number of respondents

1,019 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the mass media -- such as newspapers, TV and radio -- when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately, and fairly -- a great deal, a fair amount, not very much, or none at all?" A great deal/fair amount
Date of survey and sample size both refer to 2020.

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