How New Mexico Residents Access News and Information #GPS2020

In 2020, traditional media sources (television, newspaper, radio) are still the preferred media when getting news and information. New Mexico residents are most likely to say television is their primary news source, followed by newspaper and radio news.

#GPS2020 Closer Look: Newspapers

In 2011 that newspaper ranked as the second most accessed information source in New Mexico. Fast forward to 2020, it dropped to fourth out of six sources, behind internet news sites and radio.

GPS 2020 People & Professions

When it comes to who New Mexico residents trust, blood is thicker than water.

We're not able to choose our family but we sure do trust them.

Residents were asked to rate the trustworthiness of various people using a five-point scale where five is completely trust and one is completely distrust

The large majority (76%) of New Mexicans view their family members or relatives as being trustworthy. Of this group, women were more likely to trust family members and relatives (81%) then men (61%).

Police Officers Among Most Trusted Professions in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM. – New Mexico residents trust police officers, a trend that has been building since 2014 and the aftermath of isolated incidents throughout the state that created a crisis of confidence in the profession.  According to the 2020 Garrity Perception Survey (GPS), conducted in January 2020, 58 percent of residents trust police officers, 22 percent are undecided and only 18 percent distrust police officers. Compared to the fifteen professions identified in the annual survey, Police Officers are the fifth most trusted people/profession.

GPS 2020 Introduction, Industries and Institutions

In the midst of a crisis, who we trust and what information they share with us will shape our mindset, approach and response to the crisis.

 

Brackets of Perception

The Garrity Group Public Relations has announced it will unveil the results of the 2020 Garrity Perception Survey (GPS) over the next week using a process familiar with sports fans. 

 

 

Perceptions Shift in Energy, Education, Religion, Healthcare, Law and Media

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tom Garrity, tom@garritypr.com, 505-898-8689

 

Albuquerque, NM - The 2018 Garrity Perception Survey (GPS) provides insights on select professions and industries and how topics of the day swayed perception in six sectors over the past seven years. Specifically, the survey looks at favorability and trust in the energy, education, religious, healthcare and legal communities as well as shifts in how New Mexico residents access news and information. 

2017 Out-of-State Corporations doing business in New Mexico

Favorability of out-of-state corporations doing business in New Mexico is low among New Mexico residents.  Overall, 27 percent of all residents have a favorable impression of out-of-state corporations doing business in New Mexico.

Demographically, residents over the age of 65 years and between the age of 18-34 years have a favorable impression of out-of-state corporations doing business in New Mexico.

Geographically, residents in Eastern New Mexico have the lowest favorability of out-of-state corporations doing business in New Mexico.

2017 Commercial Construction GPS Results

Favorability of the commercial construction industry is low among New Mexico residents.  Overall, 45 percent of all residents have a favorable impression of the commercial construction industry.

Demographically, residents in the 35-49 age category and those with an annual household income of $40,000-$60,000 are more favorable of the commercial construction industry than other demographic groups.

2017 Courts and the Justice System GPS Results

Favorability of the courts and the justice system is low among New Mexico residents.  Overall, 33 percent of all residents have a favorable impression of the courts and justice system.

Demographically, residents with an annual household income less than $20,000 and over $80,000 have a more favorable impression of the courts and justice system than those in other parts of New Mexico

Geographically, residents living in Southwest and North Central New Mexico have more of a favorable impression about the courts and justice system than those living in other parts of the state.

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