A recent report from the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy looks at news coverage of the 2016 presidential candidates. Their findings? Donald Trump received a high volume of positive coverage. The Democratic race, on the other hand, received less than half of the media attention the Republicans received. Bernie Sanders' campaign took months to gather momentum before receiving mostly positive coverage. Hillary Clinton's campaign had "by far the most negative coverage of any candidate." Read the full results here.
In April, the IOP's spring youth poll found that only 9% of young Americans trust the media to do the right thing all or most of the time.
Zooming in to see the differences between Trump, Sanders, and Clinton supporters in their trust in the media reveals some interesting results. When Trump supporters were asked how often they trust the media to do the right thing, 48% answered never and 43% answered some of the time. 7% trust the media all or most of the time, the lowest level among the three candidates' supporters. Among Sanders supporters, 35% never trust the media to do the right thing, 53% trust them some of the time, and 11% trust the media all or most of the time. Clinton supporters were the most trusting of the news media, with 27% of supporters never trusting, 56% trusting some of the time, and 15% of Clinton supporters trusting the media to do the right thing all or most of the time.
See more results from the Spring 2016 IOP Youth Poll here.