bills itself as "the most trusted name in news" but the results of a new poll released Tuesday suggest that title belongs to Fox News
The Public Policy Polling survey
asked Americans about their levels of trust in each of the major television news outlets. Fox News came out on top, with 49 percent of respondents saying it was the network they trusted the most.
Opinions on Fox News had a partisan divide, according to the national survey conducted last week. Seventy-four percent of Republicans put their faith in the network, but only 30 percent of Democrats said they did.
CNN was the second most-trusted TV news outlet, with 39 percent of respondents endorsing it. There was a significant party split on the CNN question, too, with 59 percent of Democrats and 23 percent of Republicans saying it carried credibility with them.
"A generation ago you would have expected Americans to place their trust in the most neutral and unbiased conveyors of news," Dean Debnam, president of Public Policy Polling, said in a press release. "But the media landscape has really changed and now they're turning more toward the outlets that tell them what they want to hear."
Among the "big three" broadcast networks, NBC News was the most trusted, followed by CBS News and, in last place, ABC News.
See the complete results of the survey, including graphs, here