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Gallup: Only 8% of Americans Have ‘Great Deal’ of Trust in News Media–a New Low

Saturday, September 22, 2012

NBC STUDIOS-AP PHOTO-MARK LENNIHAN

Only 8 percent of Americans say they have a “great deal” of trust in the news media, according to a new Gallup poll.

That is down from 11 percent a year ago and is a record low for the 40 years that Gallup has been polling on the question.

See Gallup’s analysis of the survey here.

Since 1972, Gallup has periodically asked respondents: “In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the mass media–such as newspapers, T.V. 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?

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