A recent survey by the Gallup organization reveals that only 22% of respondents have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in television news, reports TVNewser.
That result is significantly down from previous years. In 1999 the figure was 34%, and in 1993 it was 46%.
One theory suggests the decline could be the result of the proliferation of cable news outlets, with Fox News Channel and MSNBC getting in the game since earlier surveys. In 1993 CNN had the market segment to itself.