The survey found that most people find all the news biased in some way, and there were a number of other interesting findings. It’s quite striking, though, that we are now in a point in History where the internet is trusted more than TV and Radio. Other results of interest includes: 72.6 per cent believe the news they read and see is biased. 88.7 per cent Republicans and 57.5 per cent Democrat respondents describe the news media as biased. Hence, we consider that the Republicans/Democrats split represent sour grape more than anything else – 39.3 per cent of those survey trust Fox News most for issues that they consider very important, followed by CNN with 16 per cent and MSNBC with 15 per cent.
The survey was commissioned by the Independent Film Channel for the IFC Media Project. The full details are to be found on the IFC site.
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