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Most trusted sources of general news and information in Canada 2012-2018

The statistic shows the most trusted sources of general news and information according to consumers in Canada from 2012 to 2017. According to survey results, trust in traditional media as a source for news and information has been declining since 2012 when 71 percent of responding Canadians said they trusted the medium. In 2017, 58 percent of consumers indicated traditional media as a trusted source of news. In early 2016 it was found that Canadian Anglophones chose CTV News as their main offline news source. Global News and CBC News were both consulted for news by 12 percent of English-speaking Canadians. However, at the same time 10 percent of consumers in Canada said they went to CBC News online when they searched the internet for news.

Leading sources trusted for news and information in Canada from 2012 to 2018

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Release date

February 2018



Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

top four box for trust on a nine point scale where 1 = 'do not trust at all', 9 = 'trust it a great deal'

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question was phrased by the source as follows: "When looking for general news and information, how much would you trust each type of source for general news and information?"
The source changed its reporting methods in 2018; categories from previous years can be seen in the Excel file download.

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