The most and least trusted news sources in America



Online polling firm Morning Consult on Wednesday released a survey of the most and least trusted news sources in America, and the major television networks topped the list.

ABC had the highest credibility rating of any news source included in the poll, with 67% of people calling it "credible" or "very credible."

CNN, which President-elect Donald Trump often derided as the "Clinton News Network" during the election campaign season, was ranked in the middle of the pack, below ABC, CBS, and NBC, but above Fox and MSNBC.

The Wall Street Journal was the highest-ranked newspaper on the list.

InfoWars and Breitbart were near the bottom of the list along with The Onion, a satirical website. Breitbart, which was run by Trump's eventual campaign chair, Steve Bannon, provided staunchly pro-Trump coverage during the campaign. InfoWars, run by Alex Jones, has been known to spread conspiracy theories.

Nearly half of those surveyed said they'd never heard of InfoWars and Breitbart.

Morning Consult polled 1,605 adults on December 1 and 2. The margin of error is 2 percentage points.

Pew Research Center conducted a similar survey in 2014. It included more news outlets and put The Economist and the BBC at the top of the list as the most trustworthy outlets. ABC, CBS, and NBC were lumped in together below The Wall Street Journal and NPR.

Here's the list:

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The most and trusted news sources in America

InfoWars

Very Credible: 6%
Credible: 11%
Not too credible: 11%
Not at all credible: 10%

(Photo via REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

The Onion

Very Credible: 6%
Credible: 12%
Not too credible: 12%
Not at all credible: 23%

(Logo via The Onion)

Breitbart

Very Credible: 7%
Credible: 12%
Not too credible: 12%
Not at all credible: 14%

(Photo by Ben Jackson/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Huffington Post

Very Credible: 14%
Credible: 32%
Not too credible: 16%
Not at all credible: 13%

(Photo credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR

Very Credible: 21%
Credible: 30%
Not too credible: 12%
Not at all credible: 8%

(Logo via NPR)

MSNBC

Very Credible: 20%
Credible: 35%
Not too credible: 15%
Not at all credible: 14%

(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

FOX

Very Credible: 25%
Credible: 30%
Not too credible: 17%
Not at all credible: 19%

(Photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

CNN

Very Credible: 26%
Credible: 34%
Not too credible: 15%
Not at all credible: 14%

(Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)

New York Times

Very Credible: 27%
Credible: 36%
Not too credible: 12%
Not at all credible: 11%

(Photo credit KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Wall Street Journal

Very Credible: 26%
Credible: 38%
Not too credible: 12%
Not at all credible: 7%

(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NBC

Very Credible: 24%
Credible: 41%
Not too credible: 13%
Not at all credible: 11%

(Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)

CBS

Very Credible: 24%
Credible: 41%
Not too credible: 14%
Not at all credible: 10%

(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

ABC

Very Credible: 24%
Credible: 43%
Not too credible: 14%
Not at all credible: 9%

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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