Credibility of ABC in the U.S. 2019

A survey revealed that about a quarter of American adults viewed ABC as a very credible source of news and information, while an additional 38 percent considered the network to be somewhat credible. Trustworthiness, reliability, and accuracy of the media is of growing importance to Americans, and opinions on credibility are often linked to political affiliation.


Initially founded as a radio broadcasting network, the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) has grown over the years to become one of the biggest television networks in the United States. Over half of Americans watch some sort of ABC program on a weekly basis, while 30 percent tune into the network daily. Interestingly, a large share of American voters considers the network to be somewhat left-leaning on the political spectrum; nearly half calling it either very or somewhat liberal. This perception has led some to distrust the network, with 23 percent of Republicans even going so far as a call the network an enemy of the American people.

Credibility of ABC in the United States as of April 2019

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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

March 28 to April 2, 2019

Number of respondents

2,201 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

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