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.
Americans continue to prefer watching the news rather than reading or listening to it, and their viewing loyalties have yet to migrate fully to the web.
Younger adults in eight Western European countries are about twice as likely as older adults to get news online than from TV. They also are more critical of the media's performance and coverage of key issues.