Only 25% of Americans have great confidence in the media, compared to 46% of the Swiss

May 15, 2015

 

"... a Reader's Digest poll found 46 percent of Swiss people said they had "high" or "fairly high" confidence in the press in 2010. That same year, Americans with "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of faith in the media made up only 25 percent of those surveyed by Gallup."

 

Araxia, Atossa. "The Facts About Fact- Checking." UTNE Reader. July-Aug. 2012. 30. http://www.utne.com/politics/fact-checking-zm0z12jazsie.aspx
2010Gallup poll: http://www.gallup.com/poll/142133/confidence-newspapers-news-remains-rarity.aspx
[Lauren C.: the most recent 2012 Gallup poll for confidence in institutions shows that the percentage of Americans with "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers has remained at 25%, while the same categories of confidence in television news fell from 23% in 2010 to 21% in 2012.]
2012 Gallup poll: http://www.gallup.com/poll/1597/confidence-institutions.aspx

 

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