Quick Study: Americans Put Their Trust in Media—Some Outlets More Than Others; Hispanics More Social Than Other Groups


â–¶ Majority of Americans Trust the Media, Including Online Sites: No longer relegated to trusting the accuracy of their one daily newspaper or watching Walter Cronkite, today the public has a plethora of ways to catch the news. But do people trust online news sites, cable TV outlets, blogs and the like as much as they trusted Cronkite back in the 1960s and ’70s? Yes, according to a Harris Poll taken in Jan. 2012. Looking at trust in general, majorities of Americans (between 60% and 73%) say they trust seven different media outlets to get them news fairly and accurately—including nightly broadcast news and local papers.

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