Pew Study Charts Local News Preferences

Every day, Americans turn to their local news media to learn about the news in their communities. But how they get the news, which topics they prioritize and how they evaluate their local outlets can vary from one community to the next. To better understand these differences, the Pew Research Center surveyed 35,000 U.S. adults, allowing for local news profiles of individual communities. The results were published in March 2019 as part of the Pew series, “State of the Media.” 

For purposes of this study, the Pew Center used the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Combined Statistical Area: Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana counties in Ohio; Mercer County in Pennsylvania. The average modeled margin of error for these estimates is plus or minus 5.8 percentage points, although the precision of individual estimates can vary.

SOURCE: Pew Research Center,