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Americans' trust in the media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly has edged down four points to 36% since last year, making it the second-lowest reading in Gallup's trend.
A recent study by Gallup for the Center for the Future of Arizona identifies the sources of public health information most trusted by Arizonans, as well as specific factors influencing their decisions to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Nurses top Gallup's annual Honesty and Ethics of Professions poll with their highest ethical rating to date. Medical doctors, pharmacists and grade-school teachers also rank highly, with record- or near-record-high scores.
A steady 40% of Americans say they have "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of trust in the mass media when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately and fairly.
Americans' focus on national politics is on the rise this year. Democrats and older Americans are particularly likely to report following national political news "very closely."
With Americans' concerns about media bias growing, NewsLens was developed to explore the relationship further with the support of the public.
About one-quarter of Americans say the presidential COVID-19 briefings are a "major" source of information.