Posted 8 years ago on July 11, 2012, 10 p.m. EST by doitagain
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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' confidence in television news is at a new low by one percentage point, with 21% of adults expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in it. This marks a decline from 27% last year and from 46% when Gallup started tracking confidence in television news in 1993
The findings are from Gallup's annual update on confidence in U.S. institutions, conducted June 7-10 this year. As such, the findings preceded the erroneous initial reports by cable-news networks CNN and Fox News regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's June 28 decision about the constitutionality of the U.S. healthcare law.
Among 16 U.S. institutions tested, television news ranks 11th, following newspapers in 10th place. The 25% of adults who express a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in newspapers is down slightly from 28% last year. Confidence in newspapers is now half of what it was at its peak of 51% in 1979
Here is another example of how the impressive information had been presented in popular newspaper: "DNA match between OWS and Sarah Fox may be result of lab error" http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/dna-match-between-ows-and-sarah-fox-may-be-result-of-lab-error-1.3832542
For your information: the resemblance of human DNA and banana is about 50% - isnt that impressive ?