Trustiness

20 comments May 23rd, 2006at 07:27pm Posted by Eli

Desi at Mia Culpa linked to a very intriguing Zogby study on trustworthiness. Some highlights:

o 59% of respondents have a negative view of the current state of honesty in the US.

o 75% say they have less trust in their government than they did five years ago, and only 8% say more. (Interesting choice of timeframe there)

o 24% give the President a favorable rating for trustworthiness. The courts get 29%, the media 11%, and Congress… 3%. Ouch.

o This one is mystifying. Favorable ratings for various types of media, in ascending order:

Internet: 19%

Newspapers: 25%

Broadcast TV: 25%

Cable TV: 65%

SIXTY-FIVE PERCENT????

What. The. Bloody. Hell. I was starting to feel, well, kind of optimistic up to that point.

Entry Filed under: Media,Politics,Polls

20 Comments

  • 1. Elmo  |  May 23rd, 2006 at 8:33 pm

    I heard Rush “limpaugh” twist the low approval rating for Congress into a jab at the Demarcates minority. Pitiful.

  • 2. flory  |  May 23rd, 2006 at 9:55 pm

    Cable TV: 65%

    CNN — the most trusted name in news.

    I think that might be what most people think of when they talk about ‘Cable TV’. Back in the day when CNN *could* be trusted.

  • 3. Eli  |  May 23rd, 2006 at 9:56 pm

    Yah, probably right. And anyone watching Fox News is probably pretty well brainwashed.

    Sigh.

  • 4. Anonymous  |  May 23rd, 2006 at 11:24 pm

    Buck up, little camper — Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert also qualify as “Cable TV” don’t they?

  • 5. jello  |  May 24th, 2006 at 9:24 am

    the day to day stuff is atrocious on cable. maybe the 65% is people responding favorably to specific crisis reporting, a la tsunami and katrina coverage.

  • 6. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 7. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 8. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 9. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 10. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 11. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 12. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 13. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 14. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 15. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 16. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 17. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 18. P. Drāno  |  May 24th, 2006 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

  • 19. Eli  |  May 24th, 2006 at 9:57 pm

    Kinda baffles me too, really. I think flory’s on to something, though.

    Or else people actually think that because Fox *says* it’s “fair and balanced”, that it actually *is* fair and balanced…

  • 20. flory  |  May 25th, 2006 at 12:21 am

    I don’t get why internet and cable are at opposite ends.

    Let’s face it, most people don’t have any direct experience of internet news sources. Their knowledge of internet news has been got from cable teebee and newspaper reports. And they’re not exactly complimentary towards the internets.

    Blogger ethics panels, anyone?


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