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CNN Ranks #1 in Believability According to Pew


In a study released today by the Pew Center for the People & the Press, CNN once again has ranked #1 in believability among all news organizations including television, print and cable.

Of those surveyed by Pew, more than a quarter (26 percent) gave CNN the highest rating of 4 and more than half (58 percent) gave CNN a 3 or higher on a four-point scale of believability. A rating of 4 means you can believe all or most of what a news organization says, and 1 means you can believe almost nothing at of what they say.

Percent Rating Each Organization as a 4

CNN 26 percent
Fox News 25 percent
PBS NewsHour 20 percent
NPR 20 percent
MSNBC 19 percent
ABC News 19 percent
CBS News 19 percent
Daily Newspapers (most familiar with) 19 percent
Wall Street Journal 18 percent
NBC News 18 percent
New York Times 15 percent
CSPAN 15 percent
USA Today 13 percent

**The only two higher rankings went to individual shows and genres: 60 Minutes and Local TV news

Percent Rating Each Organization as a 4 and 3

CNN 58 percent
ABC News 58 percent
NBC News 58 percent
CBS News 55 percent
60 Minutes 57 percent
Daily Newspapers (most familiar with) 54 percent
MSNBC 51 percent
Fox News 51 percent
PBS NewsHour 45 percent
Wall Street Journal 45 percent
NPR 43 percent
New York Times 43 percent
USA Today 43 percent
CSPAN 39 percent

**CNN ties with the broadcast networks ABC News and NBC News for the 4 and 3 rating.


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