News in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on news in the U.S.

This dossier has been compiled to provide statistical information about news in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. News consumption
    • Leading sources for consuming offline news in the U.S. 2019

    • U.S. students main news sources 2018, by frequency of use

    • Reliance on national news as a source of information in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • Reliance on local news as a source of information in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • Frequency of consuming news from selected sources by Millennials in the U.S. 2019

    • Most popular news platforms in the U.S. 2018, by age group

    • Text vs. video news in the U.S. 2018

    • Checking the news on weekdays in the U.S. 2018, by daypart

  • 2. Brands
    • Consumer satisfaction with online news brands in the U.S. 2007-2018

    • Most popular news brands in the U.S. 2018, by monthly users

    • Most popular news brands in the U.S. 2018, by reach

    • Leading news websites in the U.S. 2018, by unique visitors

    • Leading online news brands in the U.S. 2019

    • Leading sources for consuming offline news in the U.S. 2019

  • 3. TV news
    • U.S. cable news networks: number of viewers October 2019

    • U.S. cable news programs: average number of viewers in 2018

    • Evening news audiences on U.S. television networks 2016-2018

    • Morning news audiences on U.S. television networks 2016-2018

    • TV news sourced watched most often in the U.S. 2019

    • TV news platforms used by consumers in the U.S. 2018

    • Frequency of watching cable news in the U.S. 2018

    • Telemundo news time slots average audience in the U.S. 2016-2018

    • Share of TV stations distributing news to other outlets in the U.S. 2017-2018

  • 4. Online news
    • Frequency of sharing online news stories in the U.S. 2017

    • Devices used for reading online news in the U.S. 2013-2019

    • Most important features of online local news mediums in the U.S. 2018

    • Leading iPad news apps in the U.S. 2019, by downloads

  • 5. Trust & satisfaction
    • Trustworthiness of news media worldwide 2019

    • Level of trust in news sources in North America 2018

    • Perceived objectivity of mass media in the U.S. 2000-2019

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

    • Perceived level of bias in traditional media in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • Priority of mainstream media: truth or money in the U.S.by age as of May 2018

    • Concern about accuracy of podcast news in the U.S. 2018

    • Bias level perceptions of CNN in the U.S. 2018

    • Bias level perceptions of Fox News in the U.S. 2018

    • Bias level perceptions of ABC News in the U.S. 2018

    • Bias level perceptions of CBS News in the U.S. 2018

    • Bias level perceptions of NBC News in the U.S. 2018

  • 6. Fake news
    • Perceived level of inaccuracy in traditional media by age in the U.S. 2018

    • Perceived level of inaccuracy on social media by age in the U.S. 2018

    • Perceived frequency of traditional media reporting fake news U.S. 2018, by age

    • Frequency of online news sources reporting fake news U.S. 2018

    • Fake news sharing among children in the U.S. 2017

    • Sharing of made-up news online in the U.S. 2019

    • Ability to recognize fake news in the U.S. 2017

    • Belief in fake news in the U.S. 2018, by age group

    • Opinion on fake news as a serious problem in the U.S. 2019, by political affiliation

    • Opinion on made-up news worsening in the future in the U.S. 2019

    • Government intervention on fake news in the U.S. 2018, by age

    • U.S. voters concerned about fake news influence on elections 2018, by age group

  • 7. Social media
    • Social media as a source of news in the U.S. 2018

    • Leading social networks used for news in the U.S. 2019

    • News usage among social network users in the U.S. 2018, by platform

    • U.S. students using social media for news 2018

    • Facebook news consumers in in the U.S. 2019, by age

    • Twitter news consumers in in the U.S. in 2019, by age

    • YouTube news consumers in in the U.S. in 2019, by age

    • LinkedIn news consumers in in the U.S. in 2019, by age

    • Perceived bias of news on social media in the U.S. 2018

    • Perceived accuracy of news on social media in the U.S. 2018

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