Promote the need for sincere information for a democracy based on trust

Bias, Bullshit and Lies, Audience perspectives on low trust in the Media


Among those who do not trust the news media, the main reasons (67 %) relate to bias, spin, and agendas. A significant proportion of the public feels that powerful people are using the media to push their own political or economic interests, rather than represent ordinary readers or viewers. For those that do trust the news media (40 %), a significant proportion feel journalists do a good job in checking sources, verifying facts, and providing evidence to back up claims. There is more confidence in the professional integrity of journalists (and the transparency of their processes) in the US, Germany, and Denmark than in the United Kingdom, France, and Australia.

Topic :  Trust  
Format :    
Edition :  Reuters Institute et University of Oxford   
Country :  United Kingdom  
Language  :  English 
Share the article
Endowment fund for the creation of the Fondation Descartes
8, Avenue du Président Wilson 75116 Paris.
usercrossmenuchevron-down-circle linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram