Perceived objectivity of mass media in the U.S. 2019, by political affiliation

According to a survey held in September 2019, the share of Democrats who trust the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly in the United States amounted to 69 percent, whereas just 15 percent of respondents who identified as being Republicans said the same.

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

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 3 to15, 2018

Number of respondents

1,525 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 2018.

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