Media Matters Too Much

At least, most Americans think so.
• 64% of those polled do not trust press coverage of the presidential campaign.
• 88% believe that campaign coverage focuses on trivial issues.
• 84% believe that media coverage has too much influence on American voting choices.
• 92% say it is important that the news media provide information on candidates’ specific policy plans, but 61% say the media does not provide enough coverage of policy plans.
• 89% say it is important to hear about candidates’ personal values and ethics, but 43% say there is not enough coverage of personal values and ethics.

These are just some of the statistics from a newly released Harvard University study. Interestingly enough, I couldn’t find reference to it on a number of media outlets. For a complete article, click here.