PBS Tops Fox News as Most Trusted News Outlet, Poll Says

Feb 18, 2010  •  Post A Comment

The annual GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media poll released its results today and PBS was named the most trusted name in news, as well as one of the most trusted institutions in America, reports B&C.

When asked to assess PBS’ news and public affairs programs, 40% of Americans responded that they trust the network a "great deal." Fox News was trusted a great deal by 29%, a bit better than CNN at 27%.

When it came to qualifying the news coverage as liberal, mostly fair or conservative, 40% of respondents said PBS was mostly fair.

Both NBC and ABC received 33% mostly fair from those surveyed, then CNN with 31%, NPR with 29%, Fox News with 25% and MSNBC with 24%.

— Allison J. Waldman

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