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Network News Watchers Trust NBC for Political News

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Most Americans still watch network television news in some capacity, and for those viewers, NBC is the most trusted source of political news over rivals CBS and ABC.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 61% of American Adults watch one of the three traditional TV networks—ABC, CBS or NBC—for news in a typical week. This includes 25% who watch network television news every day or nearly every day and another 25% who watch several times a week, as well as 11% who watch once a week or less. Thirty-six percent (36%) of Americans rarely or never watch one of the three traditional TV news networks. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 2-3, 2018 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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