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Americans’ Confidence in Television News Drops to New Low
Posted By admin On July 10, 2012 @ 2:37 pm In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled
July 10, 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.
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.
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 Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/155585/Americans-Confidence-Television-News-Drops-New-Low.aspx?utm_source=alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_content=morelink&utm_term=All%20Gallup%20Headlines%20-%20Politics
 erroneous initial reports by cable-news networks CNN and Fox News regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 28 decision: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/cnn-supreme-court-health-care-individual-mandate_n_1633950.html
 the U.S. healthcare law: http://www.gallup.com/poll/155447/Americans-Issue-Split-Decision-Healthcare-Ruling.aspx
 In U.S., Confidence in Newspapers, TV News Remains a Rarity: http://www.prisonplanet.com/in-u-s-confidence-in-newspapers-tv-news-remains-a-rarity.html
 Record-High 36% of Americans Lack Confidence in Banks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-high-36-of-americans-lack-confidence-in-banks.html
 Congress Ranks Last in Confidence in Institutions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congress-ranks-last-in-confidence-in-institutions.html
 Confidence drops in U.S. economic policy: Reuters poll: http://www.prisonplanet.com/confidence-drops-in-us-economic-policy-reuters-poll.html
 European Confidence Drops Most Since Sept. 11 Attacks: http://www.prisonplanet.com/european-confidence-drops-most-since-sept-11-attacks.html
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