Americans Want News Right, Not First
In today’s 24/7 news cycle, most Americans still think the media is obsessed with getting the story first, when they think they should be focused on getting it right.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of American Adults think most major news organizations are more concerned with getting a story first than they are with getting it right. That’s generally unchanged from a year ago, but is down noticeably from 84% in September 2013 when Rasmussen Reports first asked this question. Just 30% think they’re more concerned with getting it right. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 7-8, 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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