The American public is more skeptical of traditional and mainstream media outlets now than at any point in modern US history. So that leaves the question, in the era of “fake news,” which outlets do Americans trust most?
Here’s a hint: Cable news is not doing so hot.
In fact, while CNN still runs with the moniker, “the most trusted name in news,” the results of a new survey from the Trusting News Project reveals this to be far from the truth.
While it has been easy to pick on CNN lately, Fox News and MSNBC rank worse in the cable news sphere. However, the new survey found that none of these channels have a net positive trust rating.
According to the survey, the top ten most trusted news sources are:
- The Economist
- Public television
- The Guardian
- The Wall Street Journal
- Los Angeles Times
- The Dallas Morning News
This is not the first survey either that found The Economist at the top or near the top of the most trusted news sources.
According to its Wikipedia page:
“The Economist takes an editorial stance of classical and economic liberalism that supports free trade, globalisation, free immigration, and cultural liberalism (such as supporting legal recognition for same-sex marriage or drug liberalization). The publication has described itself as ‘…a product of the Caledonian liberalism of Adam Smith and David Hume‘”