35 percent say trust in media has gotten worse since beginning of pandemic

More than a third of Americans say their trust in the media has gotten worse since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll. 

A new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 35 percent of Americans indicated their faith in the media has gotten worse since the pandemic began early last year. That includes 62 percent of Republicans, compared to 16 percent of Democrats. 

The older the respondent, the worse trust in media relative to the pandemic got. Eighteen percent of Americans aged 18-34 say their trust in media has gotten worse, compared to 49 percent of respondents 65 years and older. 

The most recent Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online within the United States from June 17-18 among 942 registered voters.

It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.19 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age, gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, education, ideology and area type where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.