Poll Shows More Trust in Local than National News Outlets

A recent poll conducted by Morning Consult and POLITICO showed more public trust in local news sources than in national ones. Forty-one percent of registered voters expressed more confidence in their local outlets to report the truth, compared to 27 percent for national news networks. Among those identifying as conservative the split was 47 to 19 percent, while for liberals it was 37 to 42 percent in favor of the national news media. For those categorized as evangelical Christians, the breakdown was 48 percent trusting local over national to 25 percent the other way. Notably, a majority of all respondents (54 percent) believed national news has a liberal bent.

The full poll results are available from Morning Consult here.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: September 1, 2017


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