Apr 4, 2017

Americans view Trump's relationship with the media as "unhealthy"

A new Pew survey finds that 83% of Americans think the relationship between Trump and the news media is "unhealthy," and an additional 73% believe the tension between Trump and the media hinders their access to political news.

Who cares: These concerns were mutually shared across all demographics: Republicans and Democrats, men and women, and people from varied household income and education levels.

Why it matters: Americans think a symbiotic relationship between the President and the press is crucial in promoting democracy. A separate Pew study earlier this month found the majority of Americans feel that checks and balances are crucial in democracies and that new organizations should be free to criticize political leaders.

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