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Frequency of watching local TV news in the U.S. 2019, by age group

In a May 2019 survey in the U.S., 53 percent of respondents aged 55 or above stated that they got their news from local television stations in their area every day, compared to 30 percent of adults between the ages of 35 and 54 years old who said the same. Local TV news is far less popular among younger generations, who generally prefer to get their news online.

Level of frequency with which adults get news from local television in the United States as of May 2019

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Release date

August 2019


United States

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Survey question: 'As you know, people get their news and information from many different sources, and I would like to ask you where you get your news and information. How often do you get your news from...' Local television news from TV stations in my area

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