Posted on September 14, 2009

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.


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.