Fox news’ credibility at all-time low

“We continue to find that Democrats trust most TV news sources other than Fox, while Republicans don’t trust anything except Fox. News preferences are very polarizing along party lines.” — Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling, in a press release on a new poll released on American trust in its broadcast news stations. Fox News’ Credibility Declines (PDF).

The Huffington Post reports that Fox news’ credibility has fallen to an all-time low:

Fox News’ credibility has fallen 9 percent since three years ago, according to new Public Policy Polling (PPP) results released on Wednesday.

The annual poll asks participants to rate their trust in multiple networks including Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, PBS, Comedy Central, ABC News, CBS News and NBC News. According to PPP’s press release:

Just like its actual ratings, Fox News has hit a record low in the four years that we’ve been doing this poll. 41% of voters trust it to 46% who do not. To put those numbers into some perspective the first time we did this poll, in 2010, 49% of voters trusted it to 37% who did not.

Just like last year, researchers also found that Fox News is both the least trusted and most trusted network when compared to the other networks in the survey. Thirty-four percent said they trust Fox News the most, while 39 percent said they trust it the least.

We’ll give you five reasons why fewer people trust Fox News than ever before

  • They misrepresented the unemployment rate
  • They misinformed viewers about Benghazi.
  • They blamed non-existent ‘massive layoffs’ on Obama.
  • They got almost all of their climate coverage wrong.
  • They don’t cover big stories.

Maybe some of Fox’s viewers are tired of being the most misinformed?

Forbes: Fox audience members are far less informed than most TV news watchers. A poll by Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey showed that of all the news channels out there, Fox News viewers are the least informed.


Graph: Section 4: Demographics and Political Views of News Audiences | Pew Research Center

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