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Study: Rush Limbaugh, Buzzfeed Among Least Trusted News Sources

Millennials, Baby Boomers and Gen Xers have been pitted against one another in study after study, but all three generations agree on at least one thing.

According to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center, the trio of age groups distrust the same four political news sources: the digital outlet BuzzFeed and radio shows the “Glenn Beck Program,” “The Rush Limbaugh Show” and “The Sean Hannity Show.”

The study, which surveyed 3,000 people to examine how the political news consumption habits of Millennials varied from the two previous generations, also found that that three sources were trusted by Millennials, but distrusted among Gen Xers and Baby Boomers: “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report,” which recently went off the air, and “Al Jazeera America.”

Pew discovered that 61% of younger Americans get political news from Facebook in a given week, while the majority (60%) of their older generational counterparts rely on local TV.

Millennials — defined as those born between 1981 and 1996 — are also less familiar with many news sources, including 18 of the 36 sources Pew used, compared to older generations. BuzzFeed and Google News were the two sources millennials were more familiar with.

Courtesy of Pew Research Center
 
Courtesy of Pew Research Center
 

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