Times are tough for the accused Republican mouthpiece Fox News.
The network’s ratings are down
, and its credibility has taken a significant hit.
A Public Policy Polling study of credibility in news outlets shows that “Fox News has hit a record low in the four years that we’ve been doing this poll.” Only 41 percent of voters trust it, compared to 46 percent that do not trust it. That’s a decrease in trust of eight percent over the past three years.
Still, the news isn’t all bad for the network.
To give you an idea of how divided the country is politically, Fox News is simultaneously the outlet that Americans trust the most and the least. When asked to name the network they trust the most
, 34 percent said Fox News compared with 39 percent, who said it the network they trust the least
“We continue to find that Democrats trust most TV news sources other than Fox, while Republicans don’t trust anything except Fox,” Dean Debnam, president of PPP, said in a press release
. “News preferences are very polarizing along party lines.”
The only network that Americans trust more than they distrust is PBS: 52 percent say the trust the network compared with 29 percent who don’t.
PPP surveyed 800 voters nationally from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3.