Reminder: US Media Ranked Dead Last Among 46-Country Study of Public Trust in Media

This is from June, but I must have missed the study when it came out.

This is very encouraging:

US ranks last among 46 countries in trust in media, Reuters Institute report finds

Just 29% of people surveyed in the U.S. said they trust the news, compared to 45% in Canada and 54% in Brazil.

The United States ranks last in media trust — at 29% — among 92,000 news consumers surveyed in 46 countries, a report released Wednesday found. That’s worse than Poland, worse than the Philippines, worse than Peru. (Finland leads at 65%.)

The annual digital news report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford also found some improvement in trust in nearly all the countries surveyed — probably thanks to COVID-19 coverage — but not in the U.S. where the low rating was flat year to year.

Here are the full results, broken down by region. You can see that the US has the lowest trust in media of all 46 countries surveyed:

Interestingly, Biden’s approval ratings were recently shown by a Quinnipiac poll to be about 33%, which tracks pretty close to the finding that only 29% of Americans trust the media.


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