Almost half of all voters say they believe most news stories, while a little more than a quarter don’t believe most of what they read, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.
Forty-five percent of registered voters said they believe most news stories but don’t trust certain sources, a 4 percentage point increase from a similar survey in November 2019.
Twenty-eight percent of respondents said the do not believe most news stories but trust certain sources, up 2 points from last year, and 17 percent said they almost never believe what is reported in the media, unchanged from 2019.
Ten percent of respondents said they almost always believe what is reported in the media, down from 17 percent last fall.
Eighteen percent of Democratic respondents said they almost always trust what is reported in the media, along with 9 percent of Republican voters and just 2 percent of independent voters. The figures are down for all groups compared with last year.
The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 943 registered voters from Sept. 21 to 22. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.19 percentage points.
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