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