- 55 percent of Americans say it’s easy to recognize news from opinion in news media in general.
- Americans find it easiest to distinguish on local TV news (63 percent say it’s easy to recognize news from opinion Continue reading "Americans feel they can best distinguish news from opinion in local TV news; worst, online news sites and social media"
Only 43 percent of Americans find it easy to distinguish opinion from news on digital news sites or social media, according to a survey from the American Press Institute. But the job gets easier when they’re consuming media from publications they’re most familiar with. Earlier this year, API asked Americans about their relationship with the news media, polling both the public about journalists and journalists about the public. (A separate study from Pew Research earlier this month found that 57 percent of American social media users expect the news on social media to be inaccurate.) Building off that work, API pulled out these stats about sorting opinion and news on different platforms: