Fox Most Trusted Network: Poll

CNN ranks second, as Americans favor outlets they agree with
By Nx Doyle,  Newser User
Posted Jan 27, 2010 6:23 AM CST
Promoted on Newser Jan 27, 2010 6:23 AM CST

(User Submitted) – Americans consider Fox the most trusted name in news broadcasting, a poll released yesterday found. Some 49% of the 1151 registered voters surveyed by PPP said they trusted the network's news coverage, 10% ahead of CNN. Fox also recorded the lowest level of distrust, 37%. The major networks fared the worst in the trust stakes: NBC (paired with MSNBC in the survey) ranked highest at 35%, while CBS and ABC both came in at 31%, Politico reports.

A generation ago, says PPP president Dean Debnam, viewers would have placed their trust in the most neutral news providers. “But the media landscape has really changed, and now they’re turning more toward the outlets that tell them what they want to hear.” There was a partisan divide among Fox trusters, with 74% of Republicans compared to 30% of Democrats.

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