Election News Pathways

How Americans navigate news in the 2020 election

Pew Research Center’s ongoing initiative focusing on how Americans’ news habits and attitudes relate to what they hear, perceive and know about the 2020 U.S. presidential election. SEE FAQ >

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Key data points from our Election News Pathways research. SEE FULL ARCHIVE >

26% of Americans say they are very confident in their own ability to recognize made-up news.

59% of Republicans and Republican leaners say journalists are going too far in their role as watchdogs.

42% of U.S. adults ages 65 and older say they follow political and election news very closely, higher than any other age group.

36% of Republicans say they have gotten political and election news online in last week from Donald Trump or his campaign.

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