Accuracy in Media

A new Gallup/Knight study on the media has found that Fox News is the most trusted news source among those surveyed.

Fox News, which has dominated the cable news ratings for more than 15 years, was rated the most trusted news source by 24 percent of respondents.  CNN was a distant second at 13 percent with BBC in third place at 10 percent.  MSNBC–a network loved by liberals–lagged far behind at 4 percent.

In an era of fake news, the public’s view of the media has continued to suffer, with 43 percent of respondents saying they have a “very unfavorable” or “somewhat unfavorable” opinion of the news media. Thirty-three percent has a “very favorable” or “somewhat favorable” opinion. Twenty-three percent are neutral.  When broken down by party affiliation, 54 percent of Democrats had a favorable view of the media, while 68 percent of Republicans viewed the media unfavorably.


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