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PBS: Still #1 in Public Trust
Posted By admin On April 1, 2012 @ 12:00 am In All,Announcements | Comments Disabled
Once again national research has confirmed that PBS is the most trusted institution, and federal support of public television is considered an "excellent" use of tax dollars — for the ninth consecutive year. The research also called PBS the most fair network for news and public affairs. In addition, PBS KIDS was named the most educational TV/media brand, the safest destination for children to watch television or visit online, and the top provider of content that helps children build reading and math skills.
This research was conducted in January and February 2012 by the independent, nonpartisan research companies Harris Interactive and ORC Online Caravan. Each year, PBS commissions research to measure its performance and value as judged by its most important stakeholder — the American public.
"The core of our success and the metrics that truly matter are the trust and value the people of our nation place in PBS, local PBS stations, and our collective work," said PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger.
More than three in four people trust PBS (76% "trust a great deal" or "trust somewhat"). The 2012 study marks the ninth time in a row that PBS was called the nation’s most-trusted institution. The study found that respondents had twice the level of trust in PBS (26% "trust a great deal") over the nearest institution, Courts of Law (13% "trust a great deal").
Only military defense outranked PBS as the best value for the American tax dollar. Almost two-thirds of those polled (64%) called PBS an "excellent" (20%) or "good" (44%) use of their tax dollars. Military defense was described as "excellent" or "good" by 73% (31% "excellent" or 42% "good"). And nearly three in four participants (74%) believe federal funding for PBS is money well spent.
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