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Poll: Americans Have More Confidence in TV News than Congress and Three Other Groups

In a recent Gallup poll, TV News is showing a small gain in the number of Americans who have a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the medium.

23 percent of Americans polled expressed confidence in TV News this year up from last year’s 21 percent. The bad news is out of 16 institutions represented in the poll, TV News and newspapers were trailed only by big business, organized labor, Health Maintenance Organizations and Congress.

In the study, liberals, those 65 and older, and those with high school educations or less showed the most confidence in TV news. You can view the chart after the jump.

Here’s the breakdown by education and gender:

Here’s the breakdown by political affiliation:

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