Most agree that news organisations should serve as nonpartisan watchdogs, but the untrusting are most sceptical about this role
Percentage who say they agree ‘somewhat’ or ‘strongly’ that journalists should hold politicians accountable regardless of their political party
EXPECTS7. Thinking in general about news in [Brazil/India/UK/US], please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements… Journalists should hold politicians and powerful actors accountable, no matter which party or politician is in the government. TRUST_LEVELS. Respondents assigned to categories based on the number of news brands trusted 'somewhat' or 'completely’. Base: Generally untrusting/Overall/Generally trusting: Brazil = 483/2,050/525, India = 549/2,015/520, UK= 522/2,000/549, US = 501/1,987/451.