Trust in news media in the U.S. 2019

Data on trust in various news media organization in the United States revealed that as of May 2019, Fox News was the least trusted news media organization, with 51 percent of respondents admitting that they did not trust the accuracy of the news and information they get from the network. By contrast, nightly network news programs on ABC, CBS, and NBC were generally considered trustworthy, as well as National Public Radio.

Share of adults who trust selected news media organizations in the United States as of May 2019

Yes, can trustNo, cannot trust
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 15 to 30, 2019

Number of respondents

1,017 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*Respondents were asked about whether or not they trust nightly network news programs on these networks.
Survey question: 'Apart from how frequently you use them as a source of news, we'd like to know whether or not you can trust the accuracy of the news and information you get from each of the following news sources. First, do you feel you can trust the accuracy of the news and information you get from...'

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