Most Adults Consider Both Newspapers and Internet News Reliable

Most Adults Consider Both Newspapers and Internet News Reliable

Most Adults Consider Both Newspapers and Internet News Reliable

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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Americans continue to see both newspapers and Internet news sources as reliable and aren’t worried about the availability of news reporting if newspapers go out of business.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 76% of American Adults consider the reporting from their local paper as at least somewhat reliable, including 26% who say it is Very Reliable. Just 18% do not find the reporting from their local newspaper reliable, including three percent (3%) who think it is Not At All Reliable. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted April 27-28, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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