December 12, 2019

Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era

Appendix: Detailed tables

Political party

Confidence that journalists will act in the best interests of the public, by party Views of journalists’ ethical standards, by party Views of the watchdog role of the news media, by party Perceptions of fairness in news coverage, by party Trust in information from national news organizations, by party Loyalty to news sources, by party

Approval of Trump within each political party

Views of journalists’ ethical standards, by approval of Trump’s job performance within each political party Views of the watchdog role of the news media, by approval of Trump’s job performance within each political partyPerceptions of fairness in news coverage, by approval of Trump’s job performance within each political partyTrust in information from national news organizations, by approval of Trump’s job performance within each political partyLoyalty to news sources, by approval of Trump’s job performance within each political party

Engagement – with politics and the news

Confidence that journalists will act in the best interests of the public, by political awareness Views of journalists’ ethical standards, by political awareness Views of the watchdog role of the news media, by political awareness Perceptions of fairness in news coverage, by political awareness Trust in information from national news organizations, by political awareness Loyalty to news sources, by political awareness Confidence that journalists will act in the best interests of the public, by news engagement Views of journalists’ ethical standards, by news engagement Views of the watchdog role of the news media, by news engagement Perceptions of fairness in news coverage, by news engagement Trust in information from national news organizations, by news engagement Loyalty to news sources, by news engagement

Personal trust in others

Confidence that journalists will act in the best interests of the public, by personal trust in others Views of journalists’ ethical standards, by personal trust in others Views of the watchdog role of the news media, by personal trust in others Perceptions of fairness in news coverage, by personal trust in others Trust in information from national news organizations, by personal trust in others Loyalty to news sources, by personal trust in others

Demographic groups

Confidence that journalists will act in the best interests of the public, by demographic groups Views of journalists’ ethical standards, by demographic groups Views of the watchdog role of the news media, by demographic groups Perceptions of fairness in news coverage, by demographic groups Trust in information from national news organizations, by demographic groups Loyalty to news sources, by demographic groups