January 6, 2009

No Fans of Reality Shows

63%

Fully 63% of the public thinks reality television shows have been a change for the worse over the past decade.

The public overwhelmingly thinks that reality television shows have been a change for the worse over the past decade; 63% say this compared with 22% who say they have not made much difference and only 8% who say they have been a change for the better. A plurality in all age groups — including 67% of those ages 18-29 — say these shows have been a change for the worse. Even though a majority in all education groups say reality television shows have been a change for the worse, college graduates or those with some college education, are more likely than those with a high school education or less to say they have been a change for the worse. Read More