What percentage of Americans views Walter Cronkite favorably, and how does he compare with today's anchors? Do Americans favor sending astronauts to Mars?
The current crop of network anchors can only dream of the kind of credibility enjoyed by the late Walter Cronkite. While 78% of Americans say they view Cronkite favorably, ABC’s Charles Gibson is viewed favorably by 50%, CBS’ Katie Couric by 49%, and NBC’s Brian Williams by 47%.
51% of Americans believe the U.S. should invest in sending astronauts to Mars, despite the current economic crisis. 43% oppose a mission to Mars.