A majority of rural Americans say local news media mostly cover an area other than the one where they live.
Explore detailed profiles of local news attitudes and behaviors across the U.S.
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.
There are partisan divisions over certain aspects of local news reporting, including whether local journalists should express views on local issues.
Amy Mitchell, director of journalism research at Pew Research Center, discusses the findings of a new study on America's local news landscape.
In an interactive feature, you can see detailed profiles of local news attitudes and behaviors across the United States.
A majority of Americans believe the news media do not understand people like them, and this feeling is especially common among Republicans.
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One-in-five U.S. adults often get news via social media, slightly higher than the 16% who often do so from print newspapers.
Three-quarters of Americans who prefer watching the news opt for TV, but since 2016, slightly more watchers name the internet as their platform of choice.