News and Media
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Americans' interactions with local news vary significantly. Greater interaction is associated with slightly higher levels of consuming and trust in local news.
Americans believe it is a good idea for journalists to interact with their audiences on social media but not to express their opinions on the news.
More than nine in 10 Americans are concerned that the acquisition of local news organizations by a large, national company will result in biased coverage.
Since 2010, the percentage of Hungarians who say the media in their country have a lot of freedom has dropped 50 percentage points.
This World Press Freedom Day, the world in general is more likely to see the media as having a lot of freedom than it was a few years ago.
Curating news stories based on ratings of trust or "likes" does not result in Americans perceiving those stories as more credible.
Accuracy, unbiasedness and transparency are key factors in fostering Americans' trust in the media.
U.S. adults disagree with major internet companies acting as disseminators and editors of news, especially when that content is tailored to user by behavior.
Americans estimate 62% of the news they see in newspapers, on TV and hear on the radio is biased, 44% of it is inaccurate and 39% is misinformation.
At the outbreak of World War II, Americans had less than full confidence in the news coming from Europe.
A recent report on Americans' trust in the media points to the partisanship that divides us. But there are some key areas of consensus.