March 12, 2007

Believability of Various News Media

Local TV Newspaper ABC CBS NBC CNN
1985 34 28 32 33 31 20
1998 32 27 28 26 28 37
2000 30 23 26 26 26 33
2002 26 20 22 23 23 32
2004 23 17 22 22 22 29
2006 22 18 20 20 21 25

Local TV News, like most other news media, has seen a steady decline in public approval in the past two decades.