Mini Poll: Media in touch with your concerns? Also, are you 1% or 99%?


Do you think the media are generally out of touch with average Americans?


Yes:
 68%
No:
 32%

 


In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the traditional media -- newspapers, TV, and radio -- when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately, and fairly?


A great deal:
 5%
A fair amount:
 41%
Not very much:
 43%
None at all:
 11%

 


How much of the news you see or hear reported is true?


All of it:
 3%
Most of it:
 56%
Some of it is true, most of it is not:
 39%
None of it:
 2%

 


In general, do you think the news media are too liberal, too conservative, or just about right?


Too liberal:
 39%
Too conservative:
 31%
About right:
 30%

 


In general, how much trust and confidence do you have in the New Media on the Internet when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately, and fairly?


A great deal:
 4%
A fair amount:
 40%
Not very much:
 48%
None at all:
 8%

 


In general, which (as a general group) are you most likely to trust: television reporters, newspaper reporters, or new media reporters (bloggers, twitterers, etc.)?


Television reporters:
 19%
Newspaper reporters:
 57%
New media reproters:
 24%

 


Where do you get most of your news about what’s going on in the world today?


Internet:
 39%
Newspapers:
 28%
Magazines:
 1%
Radio:
 11%
Social media, like Facebook and Twitter:
 2%
Talking to people:
 1%
Television:
 17%

 


Which of the following statements comes closer to your own view?


Overall, the Internet plays a positive role in elections because it provides easy and direct access to information about candidates and issues.:
 59%
Overall, the Internet plays a negative role in elections because so much information there is unchecked or unreliable:
 41%

 


Which of the following national TV news organizations do you trust the most to report the news fully accurately and fairly?


ABC News:
 2%
BBC News, US & Canada:
 22%
CBN:
 1%
CBS:
 5%
CNBC:
 1%
CNN:
 12%
Fox News:
 19%
MSNBC:
 8%
NBC News:
 15%
PBS:
 15%

 


Do you think that the St. Louis media do a better job than the national media in staying in touch with average Americans?


Better job:
 22%
Worse job:
 17%
About the same:
 61%

 


Which of the following best describes how the St. Louis media report local news?


They report more bad news and ignore most good news:
 53%
They report more good news and ignore most bad news:
 8%
They report good news and bad news equally:
 39%

 


Where do you get most of your news about what's going on in St. Louis today?


Internet:
 23%
Magazines:
 1%
Newspapers:
 32%
Radio:
 10%
Social media, like Facebook and Twitter:
 3%
Talking to people:
 6%
Television:
 24%

 


Do you think of yourself as part of the "99%" or the "1%"?


99%:
 74%
1%:
 26%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.