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, Pew Research Center surveyed about 35,000 U.S. adults, allowing for local news profiles of individual communities.
Local results are available for 99 large CBSAs, which are geographic areas that include at least one urban center (see the Methodology). Results for smaller CBSAs are grouped together based on their similarity across factors such as income, race and ethnicity, and voter turnout.