Most Trusted Name in News? ‘Undecided’

By Mark Joyella 

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A nationwide survey by Suffolk University and USA Today finds Americans are decidedly undecided on the top name in news.

Asked to name the “TV news or commentary source” they trust the most, the poll’s respondents picked “Undecided” first, with 26 percent. Fox News was second, with 23 percent, followed by CNN (15 percent), NBC (10 percent), CBS (9 percent), ABC (6 percent), and MSNBC (5 percent).

Comedy Central was chosen by 4 percent of respondents, ahead of C-SPAN, which had 3 percent.

This isn’t the first time readers have been indecisive when it comes to the media. When Suffolk University asked respondents in 2012 who is the most trusted news personality, 25 percent replied “None,” while 24 percent said “Undecided.”