July 18, 2022
Media Confidence Ratings at Record Lows
by Megan Brenan

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16% of Americans have a great deal/quite a lot of confidence in newspapers
11% have same the degree of confidence in television news
Democrats' confidence low but higher than Republicans', independents'

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' confidence in two facets of the news media -- newspapers and television news -- has fallen to all-time low points. Just 16% of U.S. adults now say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers and 11% in television news. Both readings are down five percentage points since last year...