Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gallup: Trust In Media Up, But Not By Much

Americans are more confident in news presented by television and newspapers than they were last year.

Unfortunately for the press, that confidence is still pretty low.

Twenty-eight percent of adults have a “great deal” of confidence in newspapers and 27 percent have “quite a lot” of confidence in television news, according to a Gallup poll.

Those numbers are up 6 percentage points for newspapers and 4 points for TV since 2007, when Gallup found confidence in media at its lowest point in the past 20 years. For comparison’s sake, 78 percent of Americans reported great trust in the military, while 12 percent felt the same about Congress, according to Gallup.

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