Poynter Media Trust Survey: Trump is causing Democrats to trust media more, while Republicans are endorsing more extreme views

The presidency of Donald Trump has caused Democrats to experience a surge in confidence in the press at the same time that Republicans and Trump supporters are expressing more extreme, negative views of the media, according to new research in the Poynter Media Trust Survey released today.

But while views of the media are becoming even more divided along party lines, the researchers also found evidence that online media consumption habits of Democrats and Republicans may be less polarized than commonly believed. CONT.

Craig Silverman, Poynter Institute