Are you tired of doubting information from the news media? Fed up with America’s public institutions?
Well, you’re in luck, because a new survey has revealed one surprising source that Americans trust in increasing numbers: advertising.
A report released by market research firm YouGov on Monday found the American public’s faith in the ads they see has grown over the past few years, just as trust in mass-media news, government and other institutions sinks to new lows.
Nearly three quarters of people surveyed now say they think advertising is generally “honest” — a 16 percent jump from March of 2014. …