Trust in selected news sources in the U.S. 2019, by age group

During a May 2019 survey, 58 percent of respondents aged 18 to 34 years old stated that they had confidence in public television news to report news and information accurately, compared to just 36 percent who said the same about TV talk shows. Among adults in this age bracket, local newspapers were considered to be the most trustworthy news source.

Share of adults who have confidence in selected news sources in the United States as of May 2019, by age group

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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

Special properties

results are from respondents who answered 'yes, can trust'

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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