According to a poll conducted in December 2021 by the Trafalgar Group and Convention of States, over 76% of Americans believe the mainstream media is pushing its own political and woke agenda rather than just reporting the news.
This includes a majority of supporters of all political stripes.
When broken down by political leaning, The Daily Caller reports that:
- 90.3% of Republicans state the mainstream media is pushing its own political agenda;
- 76.1% of Independents feel the same; and
- 62.7% of Democrats similarly agree.
This means that only 23.7% of Americans actually trust the mainstream media to fairly report the news. This represents a dramatic drop in trust from earlier in 2021 when in a January poll, 46% of Americans said they trusted the mainstream media.