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February 24, 2017

For 14 Consecutive Years, National Survey Names PBS #1 in Public Trust

For the 14th consecutive year, the American public has rated PBS the most trustworthy institution among nationally known organizations. Parents have also named PBS the most educational media brand, significantly outscoring cable and commercial broadcast television networks.

Below are some of the other survey findings:

  • Each month, PBS content is streamed an average of 367 million times across all PBS and station digital platforms.
  • Over the course of a year, 82% of all U.S. Television Households — and 200 million people — watch PBS.
  • Each month, nearly 100 million people watch their local PBS station.
  • More than two-thirds of all kids ages 2-8 watch PBS.

Learn more at valuepbs.org. The survey was conducted by Marketing & Research Resources, Inc. in January 2017.


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