A new poll released shows that Fox News is the most trusted news network among the American general public and largely ahead of CNN, ABC News, CBS News and NBC News.
A recent Public Policy Polling survey suggests Fox News is the most trusted news channel in the United States and ahead of such prominent networks as CNN and ABC News, according Press TV. Fox News is watched by over 100 million Americans and leads CNN by a ten per cent margin.
The Public Policy Polling poll shows 49 per cent trusted Fox News and said their slogan is correct when they say, “Fair & Balanced,” while 37 per cent said they didn’t trust Fox News, which was the lowest level of distrust among all of the networks polled, reports the Boston Herald.
Second place was CNN with 39 per cent trust but 41 per cent of distrust, while the network was followed by NBC with 35 per cent, CBS with 32 per cent and ABC with 31 per cent. Of course, there was partisan support for the news networks as 74 per cent of Republicans said they trusted Fox News but Democrats trusted the other four news outlets more.
Dean Debnam, Public Policy Polling president, said, reports the Thaindian, “Fox is brilliant about getting ratings. A generation ago you would have expected Americans to place their trust in the most neutral and unbiased conveyors of news, but the media landscape has really changed. Now they’re turning more toward the outlets that tell them what they want to hear.”
The survey was conducted among 1,151 registered voters between Jan. 18 and Jan. 19 and contains a margin of error of +/- 2.8 per cent.