Concern about influence of made-up news on the election is lowest among those paying the least attention
Concern is highest among people who follow political news most closely, older adults and those who display more knowledge about politics in general.
Fast facts about the newspaper industry’s financial struggles as McClatchy files for bankruptcy
U.S. newspaper circulation fell in 2018 to its lowest level since 1940, and newspaper revenues declined dramatically between 2008 and 2018.
Large majority of Americans expect that foreign governments will try to influence the 2020 election
Democrats are much more likely than Republicans to consider efforts by foreign nations to influence the election to be a “major problem.”
Confidence in public acceptance of election results connects to following political news, relying on social media
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.
Democrats, Republicans each expect made-up news to target their own party more than the other in 2020
There's broad concern among Democrats and Republicans about the influence that made-up news could have during the 2020 presidential election.
A sore subject: Almost half of Americans have stopped talking politics with someone
Democrats are more likely than Republicans to have stopped discussing political and election news with someone: 50% vs. 41%, respectively.
About half of Americans are OK with DNA testing companies sharing user data with law enforcement
The use of at-home DNA testing kits has raised concerns about whether consumers are comfortable with the use of their data by police.
What to know about the Iowa caucuses
After months of campaigning, debating, polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidates face their first real-world test Feb. 3.
An oasis of bipartisanship: Republicans and Democrats distrust social media sites for political and election news
Both Democrats and Republicans express far more distrust than trust of social media sites as sources for political and election news.
Views about Ukraine-impeachment story connect closely with where Americans get their news
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.
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