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Questions - Brian Williams & News Trustworthiness - February 7-8, 2015

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National Survey of 800 American Adults
Conducted February 7-8, 2015
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* Where do you get most of your news – cable news networks, traditional TV network news, print newspapers, the Internet or radio?

 

2* How trustworthy is the news reported by the media?

 

3* Is the average media reporter more liberal than you are, more conservative, or about the same as you ideologically?

 

4* In a typical week, how often do you watch one of the three traditional TV networks, such as ABC, CBS and NBC, for news?

 

5* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Scott Pelley?

 

6* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of George Stephanopolous?

 

7* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Brian Williams?

 

8* NBC News anchor Brian Williams has been forced to acknowledge that he didn't tell the truth for years when he said he was aboard a helicopter during the Iraq invasion that was forced down by enemy fire. Are you more likely or less likely to believe the reporting on NBC News because Williams didn’t tell the truth? Or does it have no impact on your confidence in NBC’s reporting?

 

9* Should Williams resign as NBC’s news anchor because of this?

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence