What about the media's questionable fact checking habits? Here's my original criticism of the research.
Reputable polling organizations - Ipsos, YouGov, Pew to name a few - go to great lengths to ensure that their research adheres to strict standards before disclosure (often beyond the code of ethics defined by the industry body within their respective territories). Here is Ipsos MORI's publication policy in the UK.
Now it seems that anyone with a SurveyMonkey subscription and an email list or social media audience (no matter how unrepresentative) can conduct a survey that will be reported by the mainstream media as long as the findings are attention grabbing.