Trust in news has rebounded a bit over the past year, according to a new survey by Civic Science, but it’s still a relatively dismal picture.
In March, only 50% of Americans say they trust any form of media for reliable and unbiased news. While those numbers have increased to 59% in October, that still means 4 in 10 people don’t trust anybody to bring them the news without bias.
Of the people that do trust a source, which ones do they trust for unbiased news reporting? Those faring the best were broadcast network news and local TV news. Digital-only new sites fared the worst, finishing below social media.
You can read more about the study, including how beliefs break down by political leanings, how people feel about teaching media literacy in school, and changes in news consumption patterns.