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.
There are notable differences between white and black Democrats in news consumption habits and assessments of recent political events and figures in the news.
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.
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.
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.
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.