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September 09, 2012

Survey: Public Trust in Israeli Media Dips

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Ha'aretz reports:

Public trust in the media, as measured by the Israel Democracy Institute's annual Democracy Index, dropped by 5.5 percent in the past year, from 51.8 percent in 2011 to 46.3 percent in 2012. That puts it second from the bottom of the list of institutions respondents said they trusted. The survey was conducted by Prof. Tamar Hermann.

The decline in trust in the media ran counter to the trend in this year's survey, which saw a rise in public trust in most public institutions.

With the exception of 2011 public trust in the media has dropped every year since 2006. It reached a nadir of 33.8 percent in 2010.

The findings underscore the value of Presspectiva's work. Presspectiva, CAMERA's Hebrew-language Web site, documents cases of Israel's media failing to live up to its journalistic responsibilities.

Posted by TS at September 9, 2012 07:44 AM


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