Why the press gets so much wrong about politics and our country and just doesn't care
In June 2021, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism asked people in 46 countries how much they trust their nation’s media. The results were devastating for American journalism – the United States came in last place.
American media are the least trusted in the world. Only 29 percent of the American people trust the media, the survey found, the very bottom of the international barrel. (Finland is in first place, with 65 percent saying they trust their media. Canadian media, for comparison’s sake, enjoy a 45 percent level of trust.)