Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Americans’ Confidence in Television News Drops to New Low

July 11, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ confidence in television news is at a new low by one percentage point, with 21% of adults expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in it. This marks a decline from 27% last year and from 46% when Gallup started tracking confidence in television news in 1993.
Trend: Americans' Confidence in Television News
The findings are from Gallup’s annual update on confidence in U.S. institutions, conducted June 7-10 this year. As such, the findings preceded the erroneous initial reports by cable-news networks CNN and Fox News regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 28 decision about the constitutionality of the U.S. healthcare law.

Among 16 U.S. institutions tested, television news ranks 11th, following newspapers in 10th place. The 25% of adults who express a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in newspapers is down slightly from 28% last year. Confidence in newspapers is now half of what it was at its peak of 51% in 1979.
Trend: Americans' Confidence in Newspapers
Full story here.


Bob said...

Aw, come on...

T.the New York Times is still one of the best papers in the world...

For potty training your puppy.

Mr. Shife said...

Wow. Pretty dismal numbers. I haven't watched TV news in ages, and don't plan on it anytime soon. After working at a newspaper for a few years, I know how it works and the only thing they really care about is the bottom line.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Might have something to do with the fact every TV & radio station in this country is owned by a handful of multinational corporations.
Josef Goebbels couldn't ask for more!

Bob said...

"... owned by a handful of multinational corporations."

Forget to mention that the owners of those particular multinationals are almost 100% Jews?

Not being intentionally anti-Semetic here, just stating a generally unmentioned fact.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

That "Khazar connection" Bob, accounts for its nearly-complete globalistic leftism & communism.

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

You alright over there?
Four days without a post is something of a record dry-spell around these parts...Hope you are just on vacation or something!
Send up a flare.

texlahoma said...

Bob - Or for lining a bird cage.

Mr. Shife - Ah, yes the all important bottom line. I guess blogs have kinda taken the place of underground newspapers of old.

Galt - You guessed it, vacation.
But there's no place like home.

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