Americans trust local news organizations more than any other source -- including national news orgs, government and business. But that's not saying much.
Only one-quarter of those surveyed say news orgs get the facts right, a new low since 1985 when the question was first asked. Two-thirds (66 percent) say stories are often inaccurate, a new high. And nearly three-quarters of Americans believe that journalists try to cover up their mistakes, rather than admit them.
While Republicans have long held negative views of the media, Democrats and independents are increasingly critical of it.