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Level of trust in national/local news in the U.S. 2019, by source

In a survey held in the United States in May 2019, it was revealed that the most trusted news source was local television. A total of 74 percent of respondents said that they could trust their local TV stations to report news and information accurately, compared to just 49 percent who said the same about national newspapers.

Share of adults who trust national news and local news to tell the truth in the United States as of May 2019, by source

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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period

May 15 to 30, 2019

Number of respondents

1,017 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Survey question: 'Apart from how frequently you use them as a source of news, we'd like to know whether or not you can trust the accuracy of the news and information you get from each of the following news sources. First, do you feel you can trust the accuracy of the news and information you get from...'

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