Here's another poll last year from the same group:
Summary - PBS is the most trusted source for news 41% to Cnn 28% to Foxnews 25%.
Funny how PBS paid for the poll and the results cast them in a positive light. Another opinion poll constructed of garbage. I wish they would show people the questions they asked.
• PBS remains #1 in public trust, with 49% trusting PBS a great deal. Second in trust are “courts of law,” which are trusted a great deal by 27%.
• For the first time, PBS ties with military defense as #1 in tax value among 20 federally funded services and institutions, with 20% stating it as an excellent value for tax dollars.
• Americans are more satisfied with programs on PBS compared to cable and commercial broadcast. Thirty-nine percent stated they were “very satisfied” with PBS programs, while Cable programming received 25% and commercial broadcasting programming, 20%.
• The majority of Americans think it's very important to have public television (59%). Only two out of five Americans think the same about commercial broadcast television (41%) while even less think it's very important that we have cable television (38%).
• PBS remains the network with the most trusted news and public affairs programming, with 41% trusting its programs a great deal. CNN and Fox News trailed as second and third with 28% and 25%, respectively.
• Forty-three percent of Americans rated the news coverage, investigations and discussions of major issues on PBS programs as mostly fair. NBC came in second at 37%.
• Half of Americans believe the federal funding PBS receives is “too little.” When informed that public broadcasting receives 15% of its funding from the government, and that this amount translates to about one dollar per person per year of government support, 49% believe this amount is “too little.”
Commissioned by PBS, Roper Public Affairs & Media independently administered the annual telephone survey
to 1,002 adults between the ages of 25 to 75 during February 1-25, 2007. To maintain objectivity throughout the survey, the questionnaire did not identify PBS as the sponsor, and wherever PBS and other media, organizations or services were evaluated together, a questioning randomization process was employed to ensure that both PBS and its competitors in a given category were treated equally in terms of positioning for any particular question. Moreover, any questions asked about PBS only were asked at the end of the survey, after the comparison questions were completed.