Gallup: Confidence in Newspapers is 23%

June 19th, 2013
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Econintersect:  Over the last 33 years Americans' confidence in Newspapers has fallen from a high point above 50% in 1979 to as low as 22% in 2007 and 23% in the latest poll.  Television news fared no better with the confidence of only 23% as well.  Liberals had twice the confidence in newspapers (31%) compared to conservatives (15%).  The poll was taken the first four days in June.

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Follow up:

Newspapers and television were not at the bottom of the confidence list, however.  Big business (22%), organized labor (20%) and health maintenance organizations (HMOs, 19%) were all lower.

But all outranked Congress with only 10% confidence level.

Click on table for larger image.Gallup-institutions-approval-rank-2013-June


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