Survey shows Republican trust in news outlets plunging

Pew Research Center found that Republican trust in national news organizations fell substantially since 2016. Thirty-five percent of Republicans say they trust national news outlets compared to 70 percent in 2016. (Axios, August 31, 2021, by Sara Fischer)

The survey shows how the country has polarized recently. In answer to the question of whether they have “a lot” or “some” trust in national news outlets, 83 percent of liberal Democrats responded affirmatively compared to 30 percent of conservative Republicans. (Pew Research Center, August 30, 2021, by Jeffrey Gottfried and Jacob Liedke)

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