The animosity toward the media by the President and White House administration is negatively affecting most Americans’ access to accurate political news, according to a Pew Research Study.
More than 80 percent of respondents to the study said the relationship between Donald Trump and the press was unhealthy. This measurement was largely bipartisan, with 78 percent of Republicans agreeing, and 88 percent of Democrats. This belief was also consistent across race, gender, education level and age.
Additionally, 94 percent of respondents said they are familiar with the current relationship between the Trump administration and mainstream journalism. What they know is not comforting: overwhelming majorities say the relationship is unhealthy and that ongoing animosity is hindering America’s access to important political news.
The Pew study was conducted over the phone with 4,151 Americans between March 13 and March 27. Pew did not inquire respondents about how the tension should be resolved.