Political Polarization and Trust in Media Sources
The following chart is taken from a new report by the Pew Research Center, measuring public trust, by political ideology, in various media outlets.
The takeaways from this survey are fairly obvious from the chart.
On the whole, UK-based news sources are trusted by a broader range of Americans than U.S. news sources.
Those who identify as consistently liberal, mostly liberal, and mixed in their political views trust a much broader spectrum of news outlets than those who identify as mostly conservative or consistently conservative.
Likewise, with the exception of The Blaze and FOX News, conservative news sources are more distrusted than trusted.
At one end of the spectrum, MSNBC’s The Ed Schultz Show is trusted by as narrow an audience as Al Jazeera, while, at the other end of the spectrum, Rush Limbaugh’s radio broadcast is trusted fewer listeners than even Glenn Beck’s and Sean Hannity’s broadcasts.
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