I reflexively retweeted this:
And how much trust is that? What company are journalists keeping? From the Montreal Gazette story:
Speaking of media, national trust in journalists increased by one per cent, to 32 per cent, placing reporters a notch below auto mechanics, but one above lawyers.
Interesting. It would seem trust in media hasn’t statistically budged. I’m assuming so, as the Gazette story didn’t report a margin of error. You have to be an Ipsos-Reid subscriber to see the actual Dec. 26 news release.
Other professions did take a trust hit compared to 2003, and soldiers emerged on top. They were trusted by 68 per cent.
I’m wondering what it would take to get journalists up into the 50s — that rarified stature occupied by day-care workers, police officers, judges and teachers.