With all of the time that people have been staying at home and having a little more time on their hands, they are increasingly losing confidence in the media, and confidence levels are at an all-time low.
About only 40% of people would slightly trust the media, while about 60% of people would have little to no trust in the news.
Another thing that a recent poll has shown is that political parties play a huge part in who trusts the media.
A whopping 73% of Democrats have at least a fair amount of trust in the media while only 3% of the Republicans and 6% of Independents said that they have a great deal of trust.
The first time that a group of people that surveyed how people truly believed in media and keep the information to compare to later on. That was in the year of 1972, a group that was called Gallup.
According to the pollster, trust ranged between 68% and 72% in the 1970s, and though it had declined by the late 1990s, it remained at the majority level until 2004, when it dipped to 44%. After hitting 50% in 2005, it has not risen above 47%.
A Gallop poll conducted between the 13-22 of March of this year also sought to gauge the response of Americans to how different institutions have handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the top of the list was U.S. hospitals, followed closely by daycare facilities, employers, and even State governments. In fact, every single institution received a net positive view except the news media. See the full results below:
It's really not difficult to understand why there is so little trust in the media. It's a direct reflection of what they're doing. Not everyone is stupid. We know when we're being lied to for the most part.
If they want to earn back our trust, all they have to do is be trustworthy.