Hearst/GfK Study Finds Local News Leads Trustworthiness Across All Ages

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By Merrill Knox Comment

A new study conducted by GfK for Hearst Television finds that television viewers trust local news more than other media platforms, which makes local stations a favorable platform for advertisers. Along with trust, local news stations have a “high level of viewer engagement,” which leads viewers to research and purchase products they see advertised during newscasts.

The study, which comes on the heels of a Gallup poll finding confidence in television news at an all-time low, finds local news is the most trusted platform across all demographics: total respondents, adults 24-54, adults 35-64 and adults 55+:

Local Television Trustworthiness Hearst Study

Read the full study here.