Thursday, January 28, 2010

Baby Boomers Give a Thumbs Up to Fox News

More than 1100 baby boomers nationwide say they watch and trust Fox News more than any other news network.

According to a new poll by Public Policy Polling, 52 percent of Baby Boomers say they trust Fox as an informed source for news--while CNN comes in a distant second at 33 percent.

Why do you think that is?

Unfortunately, this survey does not break down the numbers to determine the number of white males polled versus women and other ethnic groups. I will point out that 1151 people surveyed nationwide is merely a small drop in the a very, very large bucket but I'm sure FOX News will get mileage out of it.

Another interesting fact in this survey is CBS and ABC News were last in the polls. Does this have anything to do with the fact that both networks have female anchors.



Pam Archer said...

I don't think it has a thing to do with female anchors, because both are highly esteemed anchorwomen.

I believe it is due to the huge bias that CBS and NBC show. A true newsperson should state the news, without any personal slant or opinion.

Debra Stokes said...

Interesting stats, Bev. As you stated, 1151 is a drop in the bucket, not to mention the answer to the question "Who did they ask?"

The practice of posturing and positioning has caused me to be leary of those kind of "pat ourselves on the back" polls.

I'm not becoming more pessimistic as I mature, just operating with more wisdom.