Published On: Mon, Jun 1st, 2015

America’s Most Trusted News Channels

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According to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, Fox News is the most trusted network and cable news channel in the United States. 29 percent of American respondents said they trust Fox News the most, compared to just 22 percent for CNN. The results of the survey should come as little surprise, given Fox News’ immense popularity and massive ratings. For many Americans, it’s their primary mainstream news source. In 2014, it was ranked second behind ESPN in total viewers among all ad-supprted basic cable networks in addition to having the top five programs in cable news.

 

Americans Trust Jon Stewart Over “Serious” News Sources

Jon Stewart just announced he is stepping down as the host of the The Daily Show after 16 years. Satirical news shows have become hugely popular in the United States. Just look at the political impact of The Daily Show in recent years as well as John Oliver’s more recent success with Last Week Tonight.

Americans actually trust some of their beloved fake newsmen more than some of the nation’s more serious sources. Pew Research released a trust ranking of news organisations in the United States and the Daily Show is considered more trustworthy by the public than both Bloomberg and the Economist when it comes to political coverage.

 

This chart shows the percentage of Americans saying they trust the following news coverage the most.

Infographic: America's Most Trusted News Channels | Statista

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