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Gallup Poll: Trust in Mass Media Reporting Back at ‘All-Time Low’

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A recent Gallup poll shows American’s belief that newspapers, TV and radio report “the news fully, accurately, and fairly” is back at its previous all-time low of 40 percent.

Up until 2003, about half of Americans polled trusted what the the media was telling them. That trust took a big hit in 2004 and seemed to rebound in 2005, but instead has slowly eroded since then.

Even trust among Democrats, who traditionally have more confidence in the media than their counterparts, has dropped to a 14-year low of 54 percent. Republican and Independents, however, stand firm in their overall mistrust, with Republicans staying below the 40 percent mark since 2004 and Independents meeting them there in 2009. You can see that graphic after the jump. Read more

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Poll: TV News Still Main Source of News

A recent Gallup poll shows more Americans continue to turn on their TV sets instead of their computers to get their news fix.

The poll shows 55% of those polled say TV News is their main source of news about current events compared to 21% who rely on the internet.

While no specific outlet shows a dominant reach, only 4% of the 2,048 nationwide adults polled name local news as their primary source of info for current events. Read more

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. Read more

Gallup Poll Shows Democrats Trust Media More

A new Gallup poll shows a record 60 percent of Americans have little to no trust in the mass media’s ability to report a story fully, fairly and accurately.  Gallup said this continues the trend of negativity towards the media increasing every election year compared to the year prior.

The poll also breaks down trust by political affiliation, with Republicans showing the least amount of trust in mass media.  While all three affiliations show a downward trend since 2001, Independents show the steepest drop especially over the last five years.

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Americans’ Confidence in TV News at All-Time Low

Americans’ confidence in television news has never been lower, according to a new Gallup poll.

Only 21% of adults polled expressed a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in TV news.  That’s the lowest percentage ever registered by Gallup since the organization began tracking confidence in TV news in 1993.  Last year, the figure was 27%.

Gallup conducted its annual survey on confidence in U.S. institutions in early June and the organization points out that the latest findings preceded the erroneous initial reports from CNN and Fox News about the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent health care ruling. Read more