More than Half of Americans Believe News Media Misinforms Public: Survey

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More than half of Americans believe that the news media seeks to mislead and misinform the public, according to a new survey. The Knight Foundation and Gallup poll found that 53 percent of respondents had an unfavorable view of the media. “This study suggests that many Americans are not solely skeptical of news today — they feel distrust on an emotional level, believing news organizations intend to mislead them and are indifferent to the social and political impact of their reporting” the report concluded. The study surveyed 5,593 American adults between May 31 and July 21, 2022.