Russians give less confidence to state-run TV – survey

For the past nine years, the level of public confidence in state-run television has decreased by 30%, Russian pollster Levada Center reports.

According to their recent survey, 49% (previously 79%) of respondents at the age of 18 to 24 say that television is the major main source of reliable information. Among respondents aged 55 and up, this index is much more – 89%.

Since 2009, the number of Russians who go after information on the Internet has grown from 9% to 37%. 24% of Russians have trust in news they get online (earlier only 7%). However, most Russians (73%) still consume information provided by TV stations. On the other hand, nine years ago as many as 94% of Russian citizens watched TV.