Share of adults who trust news media most of the time in selected countries worldwide as of February 2019
Trustworthiness of news media worldwide 2019
The statistic provides information on the share of adults who trust news media most of the time in selected countries worldwide as of February 2019. During the survey, 32 percent of respondents from the United States stated that they trusted news most of the time, compared to 52 percent of respondents in Canada. The United States was among the several countries where less than 35 percent of survey respondents considered news media generally trustworthy, ranking close to Malaysia, Taiwan and Slovakia.
Share of adults who trust news media most of the time in selected countries worldwide as of February 2019
Share of respondents who trust news media
Finland59%
Portugal58%
Denmark57%
Netherlands52%
Canada52%
Mexico50%
Belgium49%
Ireland48%
Brazil48%
Poland48%
Germany47%
Norway46%
Hong Kong46%
Switzerland46%
Turkey46%
Chile45%
Australia44%
Spain43%
Singapore42%
United Kingdom40%
Bulgaria40%
Italy40%
Croatia40%
Argentina39%
Austria39%
Sweden39%
Japan39%
Romania35%
Slovakia33%
Czech Republic33%
United States32%
Malaysia31%
Taiwan28%
Hungary28%
Greece27%
France24%
South Korea22%
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Sources

Release date

June 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

February 2019

Number of respondents

2,000*

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Total sample size for each market was 2,000, and 1,005 in Taiwan.
This question was phrased by the source as follows: 'Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements. I think you can trust most news most of the time.'

Trustworthiness of news media worldwide 2019
The statistic provides information on the share of adults who trust news media most of the time in selected countries worldwide as of February 2019. During the survey, 32 percent of respondents from the United States stated that they trusted news most of the time, compared to 52 percent of respondents in Canada. The United States was among the several countries where less than 35 percent of survey respondents considered news media generally trustworthy, ranking close to Malaysia, Taiwan and Slovakia.
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