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Americans Say Media Needs to Look More Before It Leaps

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Most Americans still think the media is in too big a hurry.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 63% of American Adults believe most major news organizations are more concerned with getting a story first than with getting it right, although that's down noticeably from 84% in September 2013 when we first asked this question. Twenty-nine percent (29%) think getting it right is the priority for most major media groups, up from just 10% in the earlier survey.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 20-21, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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