A new way of looking at trust in media: Do Americans share journalism’s core values?

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A new study reveals that Americans’ morals significantly influence their opinion of the media, not their political affiliations nor their ideologies. People who highly value caring for others and fairness are more likely to trust the media, while those who highly value authority and loyalty are more sceptical and distrustful of the media. In particular, the latter group dislikes when the news spotlights blunders by officials, as they think it interferes with officials’ ability to perform their jobs well.
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