Poll: Fox News Most Trusted Source for ‘News or Commentary’
A new Suffolk University/USA Today poll released Wednesday found that Fox was the most trusted source for television “news or commentary.”
Out of a total 1,000 respondents, 27.5 percent opted for Fox as their most trusted source — over twice as many as the second-most trusted source, CNN. (Nearly one-quarter of respondents were undecided.)
The poll also included questions about respondents’ age, religion, and political affiliations. Roughly one-third of respondents identified as Democrat and one-third as Republican. Of the respondents who planned to vote in the Republican primaries, over 34 percent supported Donald Trump and over 20 percent supported Ted Cruz.
The poll indicated that religious and conservative people were well represented in the sample set: Over 54 percent of respondents said that religion was “very important” to them and 24 percent “somewhat important,” while over 39 percent described themselves as “very conservative” or “somewhat conservative.”
Forty-five percent of respondents were 50 years of age or older (over 50 percent were under 50), and over 69 percent were white.
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