New Poll Shows How Badly Mainstream News Is Poisoning America

Knight-Gallup poll reveals most American's do not trust the media. Photo credit screen capture and Dagger News compilation.Knight-Gallup poll reveals most American's do not trust the media. Photo credit screen capture and Dagger News compilation.

Surveys and Polls, Oh my! The new Gallup-Knight survey poll has hit the streets and is causing a controversy!

The poll indicates as per AOL, “…84 percent of Americans think the media has a very important or critical role. However, 43 percent said, when it comes to supporting democracy, the media is not doing a good job.” So the media is not doing a good job.

And the Millennials seem to distrust the media more than anyone! USA Today reported:

Brandon Busteed of Gallup’s government division noted that young people were more the most negative about the media, with only 22% of people ages 18 to 29 saying the media was doing “very well” or “well” at supporting democracy. (Compare that to 26% of people ages 30 to 49, 30% of people ages 50 to 64 and 35% of people ages 65 or older who held that same belief.)

“This is of great concern since the Gallup-Knight Foundation, results show that most Americans believe it is now harder to be well-informed and to determine which news is accurate. They increasingly perceive the media as biased and struggle to identify objective news sources. They believe the media continue to have a critical role in our democracy but are not very positive about how the media are fulfilling that role.”

The mail survey poll performed on 19,000 Americans revealed 7 top points:

  • AMERICANS BELIEVE THE NEWS MEDIA HAVE AN IMPORTANT ROLE TO PLAY IN DEMOCRACY, PARTICULARLY IN TERMS OF INFORMING THE PUBLIC, YET THEY DO NOT BELIEVE THE MEDIA ARE FULFILLING THAT ROLE.

  • CITIZENS BELIEVE THAT IT IS INCREASINGLY HARDER TO BE A WELL-INFORMED CITIZEN.

  • AMERICANS PERCEPTIONS OF THE NEWS MEDIA ARE GENERALLY NEGATIVE, AND THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF BIAS HAVE GROWN CONSIDERABLY FROM A GENERATION AGO. A MAJORITY CANNOT NAME AN OBJECTIVE NEWS SOURCE.

  • THE PUBLIC ARE HIGHLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF “FAKE NEWS” ON OUR DEMOCRACY, BUT THEIR DEFINITIONS OF “FAKE NEWS” VARY.

  • AMERICANS VIEW MANY NEWER SOURCES OF NEWS POSITIVELY, BUT THEY ARE LESS POSITIVE ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA.

  • THE PUBLIC EXPRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT THE ROLE THAT MAJOR TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES ARE PLAYING IN THE MODERN NEWS ENVIRONMENT, BUT IT IS DIVIDED ON WHETHER THEY SHOULD BE REGULATED.

  • NEWS MEDIA MAY HAVE AS MUCH POTENTIAL TO REINFORCE EXISTING VIEWS AS THEY DO TO PERSUADE.

Click HERE to see the actual results. Who paid for the Gallup-Knight poll? The “project received support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Open Society Foundations.”

Seems like alot of very liberal and wealthy American’s want to know if the media is having an affect on us. Click HERE to read about a poll that was administered regarding the NFL and the media and public perception.

President Trump swats back against the negative coverage of him by the Wall Street Journal.

“The Wall Street Journal stated falsely that I said to them “I have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un” (of N. Korea). Obviously I didn’t say that. I said “I’d have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un,” a big difference. Fortunately we now record conversations with reporters…”…and they knew exactly what I said and meant. They just wanted a story. FAKE NEWS!”

 “So much Fake News is being reported. They don’t even try to get it right, or correct it when they are wrong. They promote the Fake Book of a mentally deranged author, who knowingly writes false information. The Mainstream Media is crazed that WE won the election!

Watch the video below. As Press Secretary blasts the WSJ for “fake news”.

The reason the Wall Street Journal transcription error is so important is that it came the day after talks with North Korea on the table. And there is a difference. And it is becoming increasingly important to be accurate in journalism. The media’s role in the amount of errors and just plain false reporting is damaging to international relations as well as American policy. Drop a comment below and let us know if you trust the media.

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