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Millennials trust the media less than Congress and Wall Street


I'm going to tell you something, but you probably won't believe me: Young Americans have less trust in the media than they do in a whole range of other institutions, according to a report from the Harvard University Institute of Politics.

Only 11 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 say they trust the media to "do the right thing," according to the survey. Meanwhile, 12 percent trust Wall Street, 14 percent trust Congress, and a surprising 24 percent trust the National Security Agency.

As other polls have shown, young adults are far less trusting of other people than are older generations. I swear it's true. I even have the proof.