When it comes to news media, populist views make more difference than political side

A new survey shows that “those who hold populist views value and trust the news media less, and they also give the media lower marks for coverage of major issues, such as immigration, the economy and crime”.

A new Pew Research Center public opinion survey conducted in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom shows that “those who hold populist views value and trust the news media less, and they also give the media lower marks for coverage of major issues, such as immigration, the economy and crime”.

Public attitudes toward the news media also diverge along regional lines: public confidence is considerably higher in the northern European countries polled, as opposed to the southern countries, with the exception of the UK, where public trust in the media is as low as in Southerh Europe countries.

The poll also shows trends and patterns in media consumption accross countries according to the people’s political orientation, included social media.