National News Literacy

Just 26% of Americans say they trust most news most of the time.  Americans’ trust in the media to report the news “fully, accurately and fairly” has been hovering at historic lows in recent years, according to several surveys. In 2022, almost a third of American adults said the news was untrustworthy or biased and just 26% said they trusted most news most of the time. It’s been a precipitous fall from an all-time high of 72% in the aftermath of the Watergate reporting during Richard Nixon’s presidency in the 1970s.