Film and Motion Picture Industry Favorability is 70% Among New Mexico Residents

New Mexico residents have a very favorable opinion of the Film and Motion Picture Industry according to the 2020 Garrity Perception Survey (GPS). Among the 17 industries surveyed, the film and motion picture industry is the third most favorable in the state, tied with New Mexico community colleges. The scientific survey among New Mexico residents was conducted in late January 2020.

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. 



A Week of Mondays

This month has felt like a week of Mondays! Right?  And now, it is Friday the 13th. It appears that St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will be mostly silent, water will be procured from a tap and we will be hopeful to have an appropriate number of squares for the necessities.

How did we get here? Where do we go from here? How long will this last? Why are people freaking out? Who do I trust for information? When will things return to the way it was? And, what can I do to reclaim the high ground on communication?

National Discussions to Curb Social Media Use.

A bill being considered in the United States Senate has the potential to change how consumers use social media as we know it. The act, introduced by Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), acknowledges the addictive features of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and proposes social media companies adjust and/or remove certain features from their platforms. 

The bill, titled Hawley’s Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology Act, is intended to 

Sustainable journalism against all odds

New Mexico First is a public policy think tank. Their recent First Forum event, featured some of New Mexico’s top journalists to discuss sustainable journalism in the state of New Mexico. 

The journalism panel was led by New Mexico PBS’s Gene Grant.  He moderated a panel that included the Associated Press’ Russell Conteras, USA Today’s Jessica Onsurez and KOB-TV’s general manager Michelle Donaldson.  The overarching theme was Sustainable Journalism, preserving the Fourth Estate.