Gallup vindicates conservatives, Fox News named top source

The results of a new Gallup poll aren’t surprising so much as they are vindicating for conservatives. In a liberal-dominated news industry, Americans named Fox News as their main source for news on current events.

“This is the first time Gallup has measured Americans’ media habits with this particular open-ended question,” Gallup reported.

Gallup published its results Monday from a June survey of 2,048 adults showing that 55 percent of Americans turn to television as their main source for news, with Fox News leading the pack when people specifically named an outlet.  Fox was named by 8 percent of adults, followed by CNN at 7 percent.

ABC, MSNBC, BBC, and PBS were specifically named by only one percent, and CBS and CNBC named by less than .5 percent of respondents.

The Internet was the second choice named as American’s primary news source at 21 percent.

Nine percent named newspapers and “other print publications, with six percent saying radio was their main source for news.

The results were further broken down by age, education, employment and political affiliation, Gallup reported.

According to Gallup:

Fox News is a clear driver of Republicans’ higher tendency to turn to television for their news, with 20% versus 6% of independents and 1% of Democrats, naming it as their main news source. No other television, print, or online news source generates as much loyalty from either Democrats or independents. The closest is CNN, named by 10% of Democrats, 6% of independents, and 4% of Republicans.

Screen Shot 2013-07-08 at 1.01.11 PMThe bottom line, Gallup reported, is that “Americans have an abundance of sources at their disposal for acquiring news, and accordingly, Gallup received various answers when asking respondents what they consider to be their main source. Still, the television medium leads all others, and by a wide margin over the Internet, while print and radio lag well behind. This does not mean Americans get no news from print, radio, or to a lesser degree the Internet; just that relatively few see these as their main source.”

More from Gallup.

H/T: Breitbart News


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