media

Public trust in mainstream media remains near all-time low, says new Gallup poll

Saturday, September 24, 2011 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Tags: mainstream media, public trust, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
Right to farm being stripped from Americans: Michigan to criminalize small family farms with chickens, goats, honey bees and more
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Delicious
(NaturalNews) Creeping up just slightly over last year's figures, the percentage of Americans who say they have a "great deal" or "fair amount" of trust in the mainstream media to report full, accurate, and balanced news is now teetering around 44 percent, according to a recent Gallup poll.

Last October, we reported that only 43 percent of Americans surveyed put any sort of stock in the mass media to report news honestly and fairly, which at the time represented the lowest level of trust in the media since 1973 (http://www.naturalnews.com/029931_distrust_m...).

When accounting for a reasonable margin of error, however, both figures can be considered roughly equal, as they represent widespread distrust among Americans of the mainstream news that is constantly peddled to them as truth.

On the flip side, 55 percent of respondents said they have little or no trust at all in the legitimacy of mass media. Depending on their political affiliations, surveyed individuals provided different reasons for not trusting the media, including beliefs that it is "too liberal" or "too conservative," but many simply do not trust it as accurate.

Based on the same survey, Gallup found that 47 percent of people think the media is "too liberal," while only 13 percent think it is "too conservative." Thirty-six percent said they think the news media is "just about right," and these individuals are likely also the same ones who hold a fair amount or great deal of trust in said media.

It really is not a surprise that Americans are losing trust in their once-cherished media staples. After all, it is now becoming common knowledge that "The Big Six" -- General Electric, Walt Disney, News Corp, Time Warner, Viacom, and CBS -- own a dominant share of the media today.

To view an extensive media ownership chart compiled by Free Press, visit:
http://www.freepress.net/ownership/chart/mai...

It is for the 55 percent of Americans who now see through the lies of the mainstream media that we do what we do here at NaturalNews. By presenting news that never gets reported, as well as a unique perspective on the news that does, those who are "awake" can continue to become informed and educated in the truth. And eventually, this will hopefully spread to the other 45 percent as well.

Sources for this story include:

http://www.gallup.com/poll/149624/Majority-C...

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.