August 13, 2021: Forty-eight percent (48%) of voters believe news networks and personalities are more interested in building influence and power rather than accurately reporting the news. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 31% take the opposite view and believe the news outlets are more interested in accurate reporting.
By a 58% to 25% margin, Republicans believe news networks are most interested in building influence and power. Democrats are evenly divided.
Most voters with a postgraduate degree believe the news outlets prioritize accurate reporting. Most other voters disagree.
Data released earlier found that just 39% of voters believe reporters would honestly report information that contradicts their own partisan and ideological views.
Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is a political analyst, author, public speaker, independent public opinion pollster and columnist for Creators Syndicate. Read Scott Rasmussen's Reports — More Here.
- ScottRasmussen.com, "48% believe news networks more interested in building influence and power rather than reporting news," August 11, 2021
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