Only 6% of Republicans have “quite a lot” of confidence in television news

A new Gallup poll finds a Miniscule 6% of Republicans have a “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in television news

Meanwhile, a much larger 25% of Democrats have a “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in television news.

Gallup found an overall trending decline in confidence in institutions.

“Americans’ average confidence in major U.S. institutions has edged down after increasing modestly several months into the coronavirus pandemic last year. Currently, an average 33% of U.S. adults express “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in 14 institutions, marking a three-percentage-point dip since 2020 and a return to the level seen in 2018 and 2019,” the report writes.

“Confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court and the criminal justice system are each down four points since 2020 and remain below their 2019 levels. Meanwhile, decreases since last year in Americans’ confidence in eight other institutions are not statistically significant. These include the military, technology companies, organized labor, newspapers, television news, the presidency, big business and Congress,” the report adds.