March 13, 2006

News Organizations – Fact vs. Opinion

Mostly facts Mostly opinion Both Do not know
Local TV 61 25 6 7
Daily newspapers 54 31 6 8
Network evening TV 53 31 6 9
Major national newspapers 45 30 6 19
Network morning TV 39 33 5 22
News blogs 20 32 2 45
Talk radio 10 68 5 17

Americans make clear distinctions between the levels of opinion versus fact in different media. They consider local TV news, newspapers and network TV news the most factual.