The online polling firm Morning Consult on Wednesday released the results of its survey about the most and least trusted news sources in America, and the major television networks topped the list as most trustworthy.
ABC had the highest credibility rating of any news source included in the poll, with 67% of people calling it “credible” or “very credible.”
CNN, which President-elect Donald Trump often derided as the “Clinton News Network” during his campaign, was ranked in the middle of the pack – below ABC, CBS, and NBC, but above Fox and MSNBC.
The Wall Street Journal was the highest-ranked newspaper on the list.
Here are the results:
- Morning Consult
InfoWars and Breitbart were near the bottom of the list, along with The Onion, a satirical website. Breitbart, which was run by Trump’s campaign chair, Steve Bannon, provided staunchly pro-Trump coverage during the campaign. InfoWars, run by Alex Jones, has spread conspiracy theories.
Nearly half of those surveyed said they’d never heard of InfoWars and Breitbart.
Morning Consult polled 1,605 adults on December 1 and 2. The margin of error is 2 percentage points.
Pew Research Center conducted a similar survey in 2014. It included more news outlets and put The Economist and the BBC at the top of the list as the most trustworthy outlets. ABC, CBS, and NBC were lumped in below The Wall Street Journal and NPR in those results.