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Posts Tagged ‘Pew Research’

Study: More Hispanics Get News in English

A recent study by the Pew Research Hispanic Center says more Spanish speakers are getting their news in English.

That’s good news for local TV stations since the number of Spanish speaking adults who choose television as their main source of news in 2012 is a whopping 86%, a number that’s down from 92% in 2006.

While the number of Hispanic adults surveyed in 2012 who said they got at least some of their news in English held steady at 82% from 2010, the number who chose Spanish language news declined from 76% in 2010 to 68% in 2012. Read more

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Local TV Leads the Way in Believability Ratings, Pew Study Finds

Pew Research Center has published the results of its study on the credibility of 13 news organizations, including the the cable networks, the broadcast networks, local news and a handful of newspapers. While the study finds “the believability ratings for major news organizations have suffered broad-based declines,” local news has the highest believability ratings, according to Pew:

Across all 13 news organizations included in the survey, the average positive believability rating (3 or 4 on a 4-point scale) is 56%. In 2010, the average positive rating was 62%. A decade ago, the average rating for the news organizations tested was 71%. Since 2002, every news outlet’s believability rating has suffered a double-digit drop, except for local daily newspapers and local TV news.

In terms of current believability ratings, the study finds local television leads the pack: Read more