Most people trust traditional media

newspaperA man reads a local newspaper.Photo. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

A major survey conducted in 38 countries worldwide showed that three out of four people believe traditional, mainstream media does a good job with its news coverage.


The Pew Research Centre (PRC) interviewed nearly 42,000 people, and 73% of respondents said they are very pleased with the way the media covers important issues, and believe they are doing a ‘good job’.

62% think the media cover news correctly, while 59% believe that political journalism is accurate and fair.

Three out of four who were asked, or 75%, believed it is totally wrong for media to support one political party over others. In the United States, this share was 78%, while in Spain it was 89%.

86% of respondents also said they are interested in following up on national,regional, and local news.

57% said they want to keep up with international news.


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