Data and analysis supporting the BuzzFeed News article, "Most American Adults Get News From Facebook — But They Don’t Really Trust It, A New Survey Says," published January 19, 2017.
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Media Platform & News Trust Survey — January 2017

This repository contains data and analysis supporting the BuzzFeed News article, "Most American Adults Get News From Facebook — But They Don’t Really Trust It, A New Survey Says," published January 19, 2017.

Data

This repository contains the following data from the survey:

Additional analysis

BuzzFeed News performed additional analysis, to calculate trust among respondents who said they had gotten news from a given platform. You can find the Python code for the analysis in this notebook, which produces these numbers:

Platform % Mostly/Always Trust*
Print newspapers 74%
Newspapers’ websites 69%
News radio 68%
Broadcast TV news 66%
Cable news 65%
Talk radio 57%
Online-only news publications 55%
YouTube 53%
Twitter 49%
Snapchat 47%
Facebook 27%
Social media (generally) 25%

* "All of the time" or "Most of the time"

Questions / Comments?

Please contact Jeremy Singer-Vine at jeremy.singer-vine@buzzfeed.com.

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