A Gallup survey finds distrust in the media to report the news "fully, accurately, and fairly" is at an all-time high, reaching 60%. That's above the previous high of 57% in 2011.
Not surprisingly, Republicans have the lowest trust in the media at just 26%, while 58% of Democrats feel that way.
Americans are clearly down on the news media this election year, with a record-high six in 10 expressing little or no trust in the mass media's ability to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. This likely reflects the continuation of the trend seen in recent years, combined with the increased negativity toward the media that election years tend to bring. This is particularly consequential at a time when Americans need to rely on the media to learn about the platforms and perspectives of the two candidates vying to lead the country for the next four years.