The most trusted TV news in the US

Public Policy Polling has surveyed Americans on their most trusted television news source. They were asked for each source whether they trusted it or not. Below are the net (yes minus no) responses:

  1. +12%
  2. CNN -2%
  3. NBC News -9%
  4. CBS News -14%
  5. ABC News -15%

So Fox News is the only TV broadcaster that more Americans trust than distrust.

Now some may say this is only because Republicans men don’t trust the other media sources. But look at the ratings for firstly women

  1. Fox News +11%
  2. CNN +9%
  3. NBC News -1%
  4. CBS News -3%
  5. ABC News -7%

So women only trust Fox and CNN.

But most damning is the ratings of Independents

  1. Fox News -3%
  2. CNN -8%
  3. CBS News -29%
  4. NBC News -30%
  5. ABC News -32%

Fox News is close to even, CNN a bit behind, and the three main networks are absolutely distrusted by Independents.

White Americans are also clear in their views:

  1. Fox News +14%
  2. CNN -14%
  3. NBC News -22%
  4. CBS News -25%
  5. ABC News -25%

And in case people wonder Hispanics give Fox +13% and African-Americans are balanced with 38% trusting and untrusting equally.

The age group most alienated from the other broadcasters are aged 46 to 65. They say:

  1. Fox News +19%
  2. CNN -13%
  3. NBC News -17%
  4. CBS News -22%
  5. ABC News -24%

This shows what a blunder it was for the Obama Administration to declare war on Fox and try to freeze them out. Not only do more Americans trust Fox than any other network, many Americans only trust Fox, and what do you think they think of a Government that tries to freeze out the only new source they trust?

Some on the left will no doubt insult Americans and say they are all dumb. I think it shows that people prefer it when a network is honest about whether it has a conservative or liberal bent.

It is very rare for politicians to win battles with the media.

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