Many more Americans trust news on the internet than did so in 1998, when only a small fraction of Americans got their news this way. Currently, 40% of Americans say they trust online news, up from 25% in 1998, the last time Gallup measured opinions on the subject.
Trust in online news, talk shows on radio and TV rose most over 21-year period
Three local news sources -- TV, newspapers, radio -- garner most widespread trust
In 1998, 12% in US used online news; 64% currently do
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