Poll Finds Yanks Want More Muckraking

A just released Knight-Gallup survey finds that over 80% of Americans believe the news media have an important role to play in democracy, but 66% says the press does a poor job separating fact from opinion. Large numbers, moreover, cite bias and fake news as major problems. But good news for muckrakers: The survey, of over 19,000 U.S. adults, also found 59% felt there was "not enough investigative journalism to uncover important facts," with majorities agreeing on this regardless of age and political affiliation. 

Source: Gallup/Knight Foundation

Posted on: January 18, 2018