Nearly three out of four U.S. adults say that, in general, it’s important for journalists to function as watchdogs over elected officials.
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.
Democrats are much more likely than Republicans to consider efforts by foreign nations to influence the election to be a “major problem.”
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.
After months of campaigning, debating, polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidates face their first real-world test Feb. 3.
Both Democrats and Republicans express far more distrust than trust of social media sites as sources for political and election 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.