Gallup: Public Confidence in TV News at All-Time Low

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Public confidence in television news is at an all-time low, according to a survey released today by Gallup.

Only 18 percent of the Americans surveyed expressed either a “great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in that news medium.

Gallup has been asking the following question annually since 1993: “Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one–a great deal, quite a lot, some or very little?”  (See Gallup Confidence Survey.pdf) One of the institutions listed is “television news.”

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1 thought on “Gallup: Public Confidence in TV News at All-Time Low”

  1. Well, people are not as stupid as they think. Watered down news will cause people to go else where for what is happening in the world

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