Media Pluralism, Public Trust, and Democracy: New Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean

In this report, an analysis of new data from the 2016/2017 AmerciasBarometer survey sheds light on questions about trust in media, media pluralism and democracy.

Conclusions include that there is a decline in trust in media in this region and that people who express trust in media are more likely to be satisfied with how democracy is functioning in their country. Furthermore, while experts might hold that greater concentration of ownership inevitably erodes pluralism, the report concludes that the public does not make this link.

Authors: Mariana Rodríguez and Elizabeth Zechmeister.

Year Country Author Type
2018 Caribbean, Latin America Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) report
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Intermediate Outcome 2 democracy, ownership, pluralism, trust Download/link