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Poll: More Viewers Get Their Local News from TV Than From Any Other Source

Spectrum News/Morning Consult survey says 87% of Americans are satisfied with their local news coverage

STAMFORD, Conn.—A new poll brings good news to local TV stations as the U.S. mid-term elections head into the fall. According to a new Spectrum News/Morning Consult poll on sentiments about and trust of local news, nearly 50% cited TV as their most important source of local news, more than any other outlet. In addition, the vast majority of Americans (87%) are satisfied with the coverage of local news in their community, and 83% find local news coverage on television and radio to be most trustworthy. Spectrum News is the brand for a slate of cable news television channels owned by Charter Communications.

 

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