Jun 28, 2018 - Economy

By the numbers: Americans' trust in online news is low — and falling

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Americans already trust newspapers and television news more than online news, and while trust in papers and TV is rising, trust in internet news is falling, per a new poll from Gallup.

By the numbers: Only 16% of those surveyed in 2017 said they trusted online news "a great deal" or "quite a lot." That's down from 21% in 1999 and 19% in 2014.

  • 27% said they trusted newspapers, up from last year's record low of 20%.
  • 24% said they trusted TV news coverage. That's up from the record low of 18% in 2014 and is the highest since 2011.

Methodology: Gallup conducted phone interviews with a sample of 1,009 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

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