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Gallup: Americans Trust Online News More Than Television
Accuracy In Media ^ | June 20 2014 | Don Irvine

Posted on 06/20/2014 2:02:22 PM PDT by PoloSec

In its latest poll on confidence in U.S. institutions, Gallup reports that Americans’ faith in the three major news media platforms—television news, newspapers, and news on the Internet—is at or tied with record lows, and that trust in Internet or online news topped television news for the first time.

The number of Americans who have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in newspapers has dropped from its 1979 peak of 51% to 22%, while their confidence in television news has fallen from a high of 46% in 1993 to just 18% today. Online news finished slightly ahead of television news at 19%.

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Along political lines, liberals have the greatest confidence in newspapers at 34%, followed by moderates at 24% and conservatives at 15%.

When it comes to television news, conservatives have more confidence than liberals in television news by a 19% to 15% margin. For liberals, this is an 11 percentage point drop from 2013, which may be due to the struggles at both MSNBC and CNN in the last year.

Even though online news has topped television news in this poll, it really only did so because of a larger decline of trust in the latter, and not any large gain by the former.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alternativemedia; foxnews; galluppoll; internetmedia; lamestreammedia; msm; poll

1 posted on 06/20/2014 2:02:22 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Fox News is starting get that smell to it


2 posted on 06/20/2014 2:11:53 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: PoloSec

I trust Al Jazzera more than I do NBC,CBS,ABC or CNN. MSNBC is nothing more than a Horror show!


3 posted on 06/20/2014 2:13:48 PM PDT by El Zoro
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To: PoloSec

LOL. What a shock. America finally no longer trusts the preening, partisan, airheaded asses who read the news every night.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 2:15:35 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: PoloSec

Unfortunately all major internet portals are controlled by progressives or statists....


5 posted on 06/20/2014 2:17:44 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: PoloSec

there’s news on tv?


6 posted on 06/20/2014 2:21:10 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (quatre bras AND ligny)
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To: PoloSec
confidence in television news has fallen from a high of 46% in 1993 to just 18% today.

Meanwhile Boehner and McConnell continue their strategy of worrying about what the television news says.

7 posted on 06/20/2014 2:25:54 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: PoloSec

On the rare occasion when I engage coworkers in current events, I am amazed at their lack of knowledge. They read the daily newsrags (paying $1 to see who died and see how many shootings the big city had last night), watch CNN (missing planes and Obama gave a speech) and their local news (weather, shooting, feel good story, sports).

Their knowledge of current events is equivalent to that of a mushroom: kept in the dark and fed crap.

I ditched newspapers and television years ago and my life improved for the better (although some days I wish I didn’t know what I know; it gets depressing).


8 posted on 06/20/2014 2:30:44 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: PoloSec

Refuse to allow any news, even local, on my tv.

FR, Infowars, Daily Mail, and Mark Levin are all I need.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 2:32:36 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: LostInBayport

Very true, my experience is much the same.


10 posted on 06/20/2014 2:55:38 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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