Americans Paid Close Attention as Election Returns Came In
As election returns rolled in – albeit more slowly than in recent years – Americans were tuning in closely. They also, for the most part, gave their news sources positive marks for the coverage of the returns, though Republicans were less likely to do so than Democrats.
Political Divides, Conspiracy Theories and Divergent News Sources Heading Into 2020 Election
Republicans are about four times as likely as Democrats to say voter fraud has been a major issue with mail-in ballots.
A growing share of voters say it’s important to them to hear from the Trump and Biden campaigns
A majority of voters said it is very or somewhat important to them to get messages from the presidential campaigns about important issues.
Americans Who Mainly Get Their News on Social Media Are Less Engaged, Less Knowledgeable
U.S. adults in this group are less likely to get the facts right about COVID-19 and politics and more likely to hear some unproven claims.
Americans’ main sources for political news vary by party and age
Americans turn to a wide range of media outlets for political and election news, but Fox News and CNN stand out as especially common sources.
Black and white Democrats differ in their media diets, assessments of primaries
There are notable differences between white and black Democrats in news consumption habits and assessments of recent political events and figures in the news.
5 key findings from our latest Election News Pathways survey, from impeachment to the Democratic race
59% of Americans are following news about the 2020 candidates closely, but far fewer are following it very closely at this stage of the race.
About one-fifth of Democrats and Republicans get political news in a kind of media bubble
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.
Just how 'super' is this year's Super Tuesday, anyway?
While clearly significant, this year’s Super Tuesday on March 3 is by no means the “super-est” – or the earliest – one the Democratic Party has ever had.
Most say journalists should be watchdogs, but views of how well they fill this role vary by party, media diet
Nearly three out of four U.S. adults say that, in general, it’s important for journalists to function as watchdogs over elected officials.
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