Responses to cable news coverage and the pandemic vary notably among Americans who identify Fox News, MSNBC or CNN as their main source of political news.
More than half of these social media news consumers say they have encountered made-up news about COVID-19.
About half say they have seen at least some made-up news about the virus; 29% think it was created in a lab.
A 46% plurality of U.S. adults say the president did something wrong regarding Ukraine and it was enough to justify his removal from office.
White evangelicals largely see Trump as fighting for their beliefs and advancing their interests, and they feel their side generally has been winning recently on political matters important to them.
There are notable differences between white and black Democrats in news consumption habits and assessments of recent political events and figures in the news.
There are differences among Democrats in perceptions of the front-runners’ political views by race and ethnicity, age, education and ideology.
In 2018, 59% of U.S. adults said there were too few women in high political offices, including 69% of women and 48% of men who said this.
Just 15% of Americans say they like the way that Donald Trump conducts himself as president, and 80% of the public describes Trump as “self-centered.”
In total, 20% of all Democrats get political news only from outlets with left-leaning audiences, while 18% of all Republicans do so only from outlets with right-leaning audiences.