Crime: Voters Don’t Trust Media Reporting
As America’s cities experience a surge of criminal violence, less than a quarter of voters trust the media to report the facts about crime.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 24% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most of the news media report fairly and accurately about the problem of crime in America. Sixty percent (60%) say the media don’t report fairly and accurately about crime, and 15% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of survey of 915 U.S. Likely Voters was conducted on June 8-9, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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