Poll: Media Bears Some Blame For Economy
April 16, 2009 at 5:19 AM (PT)
Who's to blame for the economic downturn?
A HARRIS Poll taken between MARCH 31st and APRIL 1st shows 55% of respondents blaming talk shows on TV and radio for bearing "at least some responsibility" for the crisis, with 54% laying some blame on cable news and 53% blaming network and local news for "caus(ing) people to buy things they couldn't afford."
Also taking heat in the poll were ad agencies (66%), print media (59%), friends and family (54%), and the respondents themselves (33%).
People 55 and older were more likely to blame the media than those 18-34.