Americans trust in news down to 29%
According to Digital News Report's study of many countries. US trusted their news the least of all countries included. Canadians trusted their news 45%. Finlanders trusted theirs the most at 65%.
The US level has declined steadily from 40% in 2017, and it is thought to be due in part to the pandemic, the media relationship with Trump, and increasingly prioritizing their audience's preferences or reactions to presenting quality news.
The business model of creating hate and outrage to sell news to a particular demographic is considered to probably continue to increase, according to some analysts.