— Ipsos-UVA Center for Politics (@PoliticalAtlas) February 26, 2019
The survey conducted by the Columbia Journalism Review, found that the media was rock bottom of a list of most trustworthy Washington institutions, even lagging behind Congress and the executive branch.
The findings represent a new low for the media, and digging deeper into the study reveals exactly why Americans distrust it so much.
A further 60 percent of respondents noted that the believe journalists are paid by their sources, making them profit driven and untrustworthy.
A further 41 percent said they are less likely to believe a story where ‘anonymous sources’ are cited.
The findings also reveal that only significant numbers of Democrats have some or a great deal of confidence in the media. Even then, still a quarter of them do not have any confidence in it.
Majorities of white Americans, Baby Boomers, and Republicans say they have hardly any confidence in the people running the #press, according to @cjr and new #data from @ipsos @reuters. #news #media #journalism #uspoli https://t.co/V2J1dpdwDy
— Ipsos News and Polls (@IpsosNewsPolls) February 26, 2019
The survey also discovered that only 6 percent of Americans get their news from print media, with most opting for television, as well as online or social media.