A recent survey conducted by Harvard University showed that younger Americans do not trust the media.
The survey, Institute of Politics poll, was conducted among 3,000 young people aged between 18-29. Only 12 percent of them said they trust local media.
Eighty-eight percent of the polled said that they "sometimes" or "never" trust the media. Just 2 percent said they trusted the media to do the right thing "all of the time," and 39 percent said "never."
The poll has revealed a downward spiral as fewer younger American citizens read traditional media, such as newspaper and magazines.
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Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign