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  1. Which of the following are your main sources of news about the Iraq war?

  1. Major national newspapers
19%
Your local newspaper 40%
Television network news 56%
Cable news 50%
Fox News Channel on cable 36%
Weekly news magazine 20%
Radio talk shows 25%
News and blogs on the Internet 23%

  1. In our exclusive The Oprah Show/Time Magazine poll, none of the media gets very high marks for their coverage of the war in Iraq. But, of all of the news outlets, cable news channels get the highest scores for accurate reporting with a combined positive score of 51%.

  2. Please tell me how good a job each of the following has done in providing accurate information on the war in Iraq.

  1. Quality of Accuracy
Excellent Good Fair Poor Don't know
Cable news channels
19% 39% 24% 8% 11%
Television network news
12% 39% 31% 12% 7%
The US military
16% 31% 26% 14% 13%
Fox News Channel or their internet site
15% 30% 23% 14% 19%
Weekly news magazines
10% 29% 22% 6% 33%
Radio talk shows
5% 22% 26% 16% 31%
The Bush Administration
5% 18% 27% 45% 5%
Blogs on the internet
3% 15% 19% 12% 51%
The US Congress
2% 15% 38% 34% 11%
Major national newspapers
6% 29% 20% 11% 35%

Methodology
This Time Magazine poll was conducted by telephone October 3, 2006 among a national random sample of 750 adults, age 18 and older throughout America.

The margin of error for the entire sample is approximately +/- 4 percentage points. The margin of error is higher for subgroups. Surveys are subject to other error sources as well, including sampling coverage error, recording error, and respondent error.

Schulman, Ronca, & Bucuvalas (SRBI) Public Affairs designed the survey and conducted all interviewing. The full Time questionnaire and trend data may be found at: www.srbi.com.

FROM: Truth in America
Published on October 15, 2006

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