"President Obama's release of his long-form birth certificate appears to have significantly reduced skepticism about his place of birth, but by no means completely. All political groups are more likely after the release than they were before it to say Mr. Obama was definitely or probably born in the U.S. Still, 13 percent of all Americans and nearly 1 in 4 Republicans continue to say he was definitely or probably born in another country. And 1 in 5 Americans still say they don't know enough to say one way or the other," says Gallup analyst Lymari Morales.
"Americans' confidence in television news is at a new low, with 21 percent of adults expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in it. This marks a decline from 27 percent last year and from 46 percent when Gallup started tracking confidence in television news in 1993," says Gallup analyst Lymari Morales.