The Russians trust the TV fell

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Almost three quarters of Russians get information from the news and trust them, almost half of the respondents. The level of trust in television has declined by 30 percent in nine years. This became known from the survey, “Levada center,” reports owned by the family Demyan Kudryavtsev, the newspaper “Vedomosti”.

However, among respondents aged 18 to 24 years 49 per cent chose television as the main source of information, and 54 percent of people prefer the Internet to the rest of the media. Among respondents older than 55 years, the figures are 89 percent and 18 percent, respectively. On average, the proportion of those who get news from the Internet rose from nine to 37 percent. Trust them only 24 percent of Russians. News from social networks rely 15 percent of citizens.

“Confidence in officialdom is falling, particularly among young and more educated people. It’s not about technology and not in modernization, which is happening on television, it’s in the flow of information, more reflexivity and criticality”, — said Director Lev Gudkov. Besides, the added fatigue from anti-Western propaganda, he says.

In may 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the TV for that information programmes are truthful and informative and trust people. He noted that the furnace is constantly “information pancakes at the stove” is difficult and even risky.

In December 2015, also reported a decrease in trust of Russians to television as a source of information. In 2009, television trust 79 percent of respondents, then now almost half — 41 percent. Less began to learn of the news from online publications.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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