Fox News is the most trusted television network for cable news coverage, according to a new poll by Quinnipiac University.
When asked to evaluate major news outlets, twenty-nine percent of people polled said that they trusted Fox News more than any other network. CNN finished second, earning twenty-two percent of the vote. MSNBC finished last with seven percent of the vote.
Fox News won every demographic except for Democrats, finishing with a majority or plurality of Republicans (58%), independents (25%), men (34%) and women (25%).
Fox’ dominance is not that surprising, considering that it consistently attracts the most viewers of all the cable news channels. “America’s Newsroom,” “The Five,” “Special Report with Bret Baier” and “The O’Reilly Factor” are the most watched shows in their time slots.
Overall, the people surveyed felt that the trustworthiness of TV news has declined. Forty-eight percent of respondents said that TV news is less trustworthy than it used to be. Only seven percent said that it is more trustworthy.
“American news watchers long for an era where the person in the big chair could be truly trusted,” said Tim Malloy, Assistant Director of the Quinnipiac University poll.