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New Gallup/Knight study: Local news should be available to all, yet Americans divided on how to pay for it

Most Americans – 86 percent – think people should have access to local news – even if they don’t pay for it, a new Gallup/Knight study published today has found. However, as local outlets continue to adapt to the digital landscape, Americans are divided along partisan lines on how – or whether – to sustain local news organizations.

Most Americans (76%) say they need local and state news organizations to be informed, and 59% see their local newspaper as an important symbol of civic pride. But when it comes to financial support, Americans’ behaviors do not match the value they place on local news, the report, “Putting a Price Tag on Local News” found.

Read the full article from the Knight Foundation: New Gallup/Knight study: Local news should be available to all, yet Americans divided on how to pay for it