Trust in News Media Falls to New Low in Pew Survey

Richard Pérez-Peña, New York Times, September 13, 2009

Trust in news media has reached a new low, with record numbers of Americans saying reporting is inaccurate, biased and shaped by special interests, according to a survey set to be released Monday.

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Negative opinions grew since 2007 among both major parties, but significantly more so among Democrats. The percentage of Democrats calling the media inaccurate rose to 59, from 43; the percentage who said the media took sides rose to 67, from 54.

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[Editor’s Note: An overview of the Pew Survey can be read here. It is accompanied by a number of tables and charts.]

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