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AMERICANS DOWNRATE TV NEWS — AGAIN

June 20, 2014 by · 1 Comment 

Back in 1993, when Gallup first conducted a poll about Americans’ faith in TV news, 46 percent said that they had "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in what they saw. In Gallup’s latest poll, that figure has declined to 18 percent. Newspapers and the Internet didn’t fare much better. Confidence in newspapers declined to 22 percent from a high of 51 percent in 1979. Confidence in the Internet for news was measured at 18 percent, down from 19 percent in 1999, the only other time confidence in Internet news was measured. Gallup concluded: "Americans hold all news media platforms in low confidence. How these platforms can restore confidence with the American public is not clear."