66% of Americans feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days – a feeling that has persisted for several years now.
Concern is highest among people who follow political news most closely, older adults and those who display more knowledge about politics in general.
Americans who closely follow political news are more likely to have confidence that the public will accept election results. And that's true across party boundaries.
There's broad concern among Democrats and Republicans about the influence that made-up news could have during the 2020 presidential election.
Democrats are more likely than Republicans to have stopped discussing political and election news with someone: 50% vs. 41%, respectively.
Both Democrats and Republicans express far more distrust than trust of social media sites as sources for political and election news.
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Many Democrats and Republicans hold divergent views of President Donald Trump's withholding of military aid to Ukraine. But in today’s fragmented news media environment, party identification may not be the only fault line.
As the U.S. enters a heated 2020 presidential election year, Republicans and Democrats place their trust in two nearly inverse news media environments.
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