Who Is Americas Most And Least Trusted News Anchor?
President Trumps seems to have concerns about the trustworthiness of the TV news media so a new poll asked more than 2,200 adults for their thoughts on the news, and specific anchors.
Out of 49 news anchors, Lester Holt from NBC ranked as the most trustworthy. 32% found him "very" trustworthy, and an additional 30% found him somewhat trustworthy.
Here are the 10 most trustworthy anchors from the poll
Coming at the top spot as the most trustworthy is
1. Lester Holt, NBC
2. Anderson Cooper, CNN
3. Robin Roberts, ABC
4. David Muir, ABC
5. Brian Williams, MSNBC
6. Harris Faulkner, Fox News
7. George Stephanopoulos, ABC
8. Andrea Mitchell, NBC
9. Chris Wallace, Fox News
10. Gayle King, CBS
People could also vote for each anchor as being "Not At all" trustworthy, or somewhat UN-trustworthy.
The 10 Least Trustworthy Anchors:
1. Sean Hannity, Fox News
2. Rachel Maddow, MSNBC
3. Don Lemon, CNN
4. Mika Brzezinski, MSNBC
5. Joe Scarborough, MSNBC
6. Chris Matthews, MSNBC
7. Tucker Carlson, Fox News
8. Laura Ingraham, Fox News
9. Chris Cuomo, CNN
10. Juan Williams, Fox News
Overall, 51% said that it was either 'very' or 'somewhat' important for news about politics to be "entertaining."
81% think it's important to have "in-depth coverage," and 69% think it's important to have "likable anchors and contributors."
32% said they tune in to cable news "daily." That includes CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
22% never watch cable news. 73% said they trust cable news to some degree. 7% don't trust it at all.
38% said they watch network news daily. That includes ABC, NBC, and CBS. 14% never watch network news.
75% said they trust network news to some degree. And 6% don't trust it at all. So, there's not a huge difference between the two.