20% Rate the News Media As Very Trustworthy
Most Americans still get their news from television and consider the news reported by the media generally trustworthy.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 59% of American Adults say they get most of their news from TV, including 40% who get it from cable news networks and 19% who get it from the traditional news networks. Twenty-eight percent (28%) use the Internet as their main source of news, while only seven percent (7%) still rely on print newspapers. Four percent (4%) get most of their news from radio. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 11-12, 2014 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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