title A new poll finds that 80% of Americans believe the media has a problem with women and minorities, with the rest saying they don’t know.
The poll, conducted by The Polling Company International (TSI), found that 55% of respondents believed the media had a problem regarding women and minority representation, with 29% saying they didn’t know if it had.
The pollsters surveyed 4,007 adults in the US, including 2,869 registered voters.
The survey also found that 61% of those surveyed said that if they were ever a target of an online or offline hate crime, they would not report it, while 25% said they would, and 17% said that they would report it anonymously.
The majority of respondents said that the internet and social media had made it easier for people to harass, and 42% said it had made things worse.
However, only 27% said the internet had made them feel safer, while 29% said this had made the situation worse.
The results of the poll have been released ahead of the launch of the film, “We Have The Power”, which opens in the UK on March 24.
“The Polling company International has surveyed 40000 American adults in 2016 and the results are absolutely shocking,” said Mark Goldacre, senior director of the media research group at TSI.
“It shows that the public’s distrust of the press has only increased since 2016, and it’s time for them to take action.
We urge the public to contact their representatives in Congress and urge them to enact meaningful legislation to protect their rights.”