Which of these sources of information do you find trustworthy, where can one expect especially reliable information about politics and political events?
Opinions on trustworthy information sources for political information in Germany 2016
This statistic shows the results of a 2016 survey conducted in Germany on sources of information the public found trustworthy in terms of reliable information about politics. That year, 80 percent of respondents trusted public-service television, while 67 percent trusted public-service radio stations. 49 percent of respondents relied on personal conversations.
Which of these sources of information do you find trustworthy, where can one expect especially reliable information about politics and political events?
Share of respondents
Public-service television80%
Public-service radio67%
Local newspaper66%
Television news channel60%
National daily newspapers60%
News magazines such as Spiegel or Focus55%
Personal conversations49%
Weekly newspapers46%
Economic newspapers and magazines31%
Private television31%
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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

11,062 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Original surve question: "Welche dieser Informationsquellen halten Sie für vertrauenswürdig, wo kann man besonders zuverlässige Informationen über Politik und politische Ereignisse erwarten?"

Opinions on trustworthy information sources for political information in Germany 2016
This statistic shows the results of a 2016 survey conducted in Germany on sources of information the public found trustworthy in terms of reliable information about politics. That year, 80 percent of respondents trusted public-service television, while 67 percent trusted public-service radio stations. 49 percent of respondents relied on personal conversations.
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