| Daily Data Point: Increasing Distrust of Media Cuts Across Parties
by David Byler
Today’s data point comes from the long-running General Social Survey (GSS). The poll showed that Democrats, Republicans and Independents have been steadily losing confidence in the press for over 40 years.
The trend isn’t a straight, noise-free line (see graphic below). But the overall message is clear – loss of trust in the press is bipartisan. A majority of Republicans (61%) and Independents (51%) as well as 40% of Democrats report having hardly any confidence in the people who run the press.