Survey: Jon Stewart More Trusted Than MSNBC

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By Jordan Chariton Comment

cable news logos_304x200A new Brookings Institute survey on immigration and overall trust in TV news had positive findings for Fox News, and less than gratifying recognition for MSNBC.

On which TV news source was trusted most to “provide accurate information about politics and current events,” Fox News ranked number one, with 25% selecting FNC. Of those who selected Fox, 53% identified as Republicans while 6% were Democrats.

Broadcast news came in as the second most trusted source at 23%. Next was CNN, with 17% choosing the original 24/7 cable news network; of that total, 26% identified as Democrats while 9% were Republicans.

The survey probably won’t have MSNBC laughing: “Daily Show with Jon Stewart” rounded out the top five, with 8% choosing the satirist as their most trusted source; MSNBC came in sixth with 5%. For MSNBC’s total, 10% identified as Democrats while 1% were Republicans.

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