Our director of journalism studies explains how we determined what media outlets Americans turn to and trust for their political news.
Roughly six-in-ten U.S. adults often get news on a mobile device, compared with 30% who often do so on a desktop or laptop computer.
Getting news from social media is an increasingly common experience; nearly three-in-ten U.S. adults do so often.
The share of Americans who prefer to get their news online is growing. More Americans get news on social media than from print newspapers.
Older Americans, black adults and those with a high school education or less show considerably more interest in local news than their counterparts.
Black adults stand out for their trust in local news organizations, and they are more likely to feel connected to their main source of news.
Republicans largely say fact-checking by news outlets and other organizations favors one side. Democrats mostly think it is fair to all sides.
France stands out from other Western European countries for its broad discontent toward the news media. About a third of adults say they trust the news media, including just 4% who say they have a lot of trust
A majority of rural Americans say local news media mostly cover an area other than the one where they live.
Nearly as many U.S. adults prefer to get local news online as through a TV set. And while Americans prize community connection from their local news providers, they are largely unaware of the financial challenges they face.