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Americans fault news media for dividing nation: AP-NORC poll

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ask them about the impact the news media has on democracy, and Americans are likelier to say it’s doing more harm than good. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights finds that nearly three-quarters of Americans say the news media is increasing political polarization, and only a slim majority says they have some degree of confidence in the media’s ability to report the news fairly. When it comes to misinformation, about 9 in 10 say it’s a problem and more than half say politicians, social media users, internet companies and the news media all share in the blame.

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