Americans are more likely to trust news that they read about in the ewspaper or see on TV than they are to trust what they read online.
Young Americans are ‘less enthusiastic’ about the news than their older counterparts, and are less voracious consumers of news.
Traditional, unsexy articles are still the most popular format for news content. Nearly six in 10 internet users said they had read an article in the past week.
American adults have the most trust in local TV news, finds Harris Interactive, with 78% having at least some trust that it will get them the news fairly and accurately.
Asked their main source of news about current events in the US and around the world, 55% of survey respondents chose TV, with the internet coming in a distant second at 18%.
Local TV saw a significant 6.5% drop in audience size between 2011 and 2012, finds Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism in its State of the News Media 2013 study.