Fredericksburg Region Local News Survey 1. How important do you think local journalism is for your community?Extremely importantSomewhat importantNot very ImportantNot at all important2. Do you believe that local journalism plays a role in holding local government officials accountable? Yes No 3. Right now, how well does the local news media keep you informed of the most important stories of the day?Very wellFairly wellNot wellNot at all4. Do you feel that the current state of local journalism adequately represents the diversity and different perspectives throughout our Community? Yes No 5. What do you think are the most important things a local news organization should achieve for our Community?6. If you have a preferred source of local news, what is it and why? 7. How would would you like to receive news about your community? Drag the items in the list to rank them from most favorite (at the top) to least favorite.E-newslettersPodcastsVideo storiesSocial media sitesWebsitesFriends and family7. How would you like to receive news about your community? (1 favorite - 6 least favorite)HiddenE-Newsletters 1 2 3 4 5 6 HiddenPodcasts 1 2 3 4 5 6 HiddenVideo stories 1 2 3 4 5 6 HiddenSocial media sites 1 2 3 4 5 6 HiddenWebsites 1 2 3 4 5 6 HiddenFriends and family 1 2 3 4 5 6 Other: 8. How closely do you follow ...Local government/politics Very closely Somewhat closely Rarely Never People and events Very closely Somewhat closely Rarely Never Local sports Very closely Somewhat closely Rarely Never Business/finance Very closely Somewhat closely Rarely Never Education Very closely Somewhat closely Rarely Never Crime/policing Very closely Somewhat closely Rarely Never Health news Very closely Somewhat closely Rarely Never Arts/culture/entertainment Very closely Somewhat closely Rarely Never Social issues Very closely Somewhat closely Rarely Never Other: 9. If you rarely or never consume local news, please tell us why (check all that apply): Not enough time to keep up with the news There is little to no local news coverage Cost of subscribing is too high It's not that important to me personally I do not trust available local news sources Information available isn't relevant to me I prefer to read/hear news in my native language You may check all that applyOther: Please tell us about yourselfAll questions are optional.1. What is your ZIP code? This is for your: Home Work Both How would you describe your location? Urban Rural Suburban Other Specify other: 3. How is Internet/Broadband access where you live? Excellent Fair Spotty Non-existent 4. What is your age? 18 or under 19-30 31-44 45-60 61-74 75+ 5. How would you describe yourself? Black/African-American Hispanic/latino White Middle-eastern / Northern African Asian Multiple races/ethnicities/origins Other race/ethnicity/origins Prefer not to say 6. Is English your native language? Yes No If no, would you prefer to receive local news in your native language? Yes (please specify below) No Specify your preferred language: 7. What is your occupation? (Please check all that apply.) Employed full-time Employed part-time Work at home / remotely from home Local business owner Student, K-12 Student, college/post-grad Commuter Unemployed/retired 8. Which social media sites do you visit and how often? I don't look at social media. Facebook Often Sometimes Rarely Never Twitter Often Sometimes Rarely Never Instagram Often Sometimes Rarely Never TikTok Often Sometimes Rarely Never YouTube Often Sometimes Rarely Never Snapchat Often Sometimes Rarely Never Threads Often Sometimes Rarely Never LinkedIn Often Sometimes Rarely Never Discord Often Sometimes Rarely Never Reddit Often Sometimes Rarely Never Other: Optional Contact InformationWould you like to receive more information / updates about Fredericksburg Free Press? Yes, please put me on your mailing list. (Provide contact information below.) Yes, please send me donation information. (Provide contact information below.) No, thank you. Maybe later We believe that all citizens should be able to access news coverage about the community, regardless of their ability to pay. We will always rely solely on voluntary donations to sustain Fredericksburg Free Press.Your information is safe with us. We will never share anything about you with anyone ... ever.Name First Last Email CAPTCHA Fredericksburg Free Press, Inc. is a Virginia nonstock (not-for-profit) corporation established for the purpose of educating and informing the citizens of the Fredericksburg Region.