New Poll Shows Local TV More Trustworthy Than Social Media for News

By Kevin Eck Comment

While thirty two percent of young Americans polled by The Institute of Politics at Harvard say they never trust the media, they do say they trust local TV news more than social media and Wall Street.

In a survey that covered everything from mental health to the Biden administration’s first 100 days to the future of the Republican Party and the impacts of social media, Facebook was voted the least trustworthy institution out of the 16 presented to the more than 2,5oo young Americans surveyed.

Local newsies can grab the slimmest glimmer of sunshine in the answer to the question “On which of the following, if any, do you regularly access for news and current events related content?”

Two-thirds of the survey takers said they wouldn’t turn to local tv news, but it was the top choice amongst the choices offered. See the breakdown below:

Local TV news             Yes……………….. 33%               No……………. 67%

Facebook                    Yes…………………30%               No……………..70%

CNN                            Yes…………………27%               No……………..73%

Instagram                   Yes……………….. 27%               No……………..73%

Twitter                        Yes…………………22%               No……………..78%

Fox News                    Yes……………….. 18%               No……………. 82%

TikTok                         Yes……………….. 16%               No……………..84%

Snapchat                    Yes…………………15%               No……………..85%

MSNBC                       Yes…………………13%               No……………..87%

Podcasts                     Yes……………….. 12%               No……………. 88%

Parler                          Yes…………………  2%               No……………. 98%

None of the above     Yes…………………24%               No……………. 76%

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