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Study: Fox News Is Most Trusted And Least Trusted News Outlet

Public Policy Polling released its 3rd annual TV news trust poll, and the results are slightly schizophrenic.

Fox News Channel was both the most trusted and the most distrusted of the news channels, garnering 34% of respondents in each category. FNC was followed by PBS, CNN and ABC in the “trusted” category. In the “distrusted category, FNC was followed by Comedy Central (we know, we know, not really a news channel), MSNBC and CNN.

Not surprisingly, there was an ideological bias at play. “Somewhat conservative” and “very conservative” respondents overwhelmingly trusted Fox News, and distrusted just about everything else. Self-identified liberals and moderates trusted the broadcast news divisions and CNN, but not Fox News, or as Dean Debnam, the president of Public Policy Polling said in announcing the results:

“Television news has become just as polarizing as the politicians themselves. Democrats trust everything except Fox News, while Republicans trust nothing except Fox News.”

You can view last year’s results here, and this year’s here.

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