How Much Confidence Do Americans Have in the Media?
Sam Gill, a vice president at the Knight Foundation, joins us to discuss a major new report on the public's eroding trust in U.S. media; the challenges facing the journalism industry in fulfilling its democratic responsibilities; and how party polarization plays a major role in Americans' views of the media. Later, we reveal the percentage of Democrats who identify as liberals and discuss how it has changed since 2001.
Just over a third of U.S. adults in 2017 believe news media generally get the facts straight, the same as in 2003. Republicans and those without a college degree are the most likely to doubt the media's credibility.