Monmouth Poll: 77 Percent Think Traditional Media Reports ‘Fake News’


Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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According to a new Monmouth University poll, 77 percent of Americans believe that traditional TV and print news outlets report “fake news.”

31 percent said outlets report fake news “regularly,” while 46 percent said they do so “occasionally.”

The poll also asked respondents to indicate if they think outlets report fake news in order to push an agenda or if they do so on accident because of poor fact checking measures. 42 percent believe outlets were pushing an agenda, while just 26 percent think they did not fact check their stories adequately.

Respondents were even more likely to believe that online outlets “regularly” or “occasionally” report fake news — 86 percent believe this is the case.

The poll also found that Americans are more likely to trust Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN than they are President Donald Trump.

The poll surveyed 803 adults across the United States and has a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.

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