January 24, 2020

Share of Americans who got news from each outlet, by party and ideology

Share of Americans who got news from each outlet, by party and ideology

% of U.S. adults who have gotten political and election news from each source in the past week

Outlet All U.S. adults Democrat/
Lean Dem
Republican/
Lean Rep
Liberal Dem/
Lean Dem
Conservative/
Moderate Dem/Lean Dem
Moderate/
Liberal Rep/Lean Rep
Conservative Rep/
Lean Rep
ABC News 33% 37% 30% 32% 42% 36% 26%
BBC 16% 22% 10% 29% 16% 13% 8%
Breitbart 4% 0% 8% 0% 1% 3% 11%
Business Insider 4% 5% 3% 7% 4% 3% 3%
BuzzFeed 7% 9% 5% 12% 7% 5% 4%
CBS News 30% 33% 26% 30% 36% 29% 24%
CNN 39% 53% 24% 57% 50% 32% 19%
Daily Caller 2% 0% 3% 0% 1% 2% 5%
Fox News 39% 23% 60% 15% 29% 46% 68%
HuffPost 8% 12% 3% 18% 8% 3% 3%
MSNBC 24% 33% 14% 38% 30% 17% 12%
NBC News 34% 40% 28% 39% 40% 32% 25%
New York Post 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 4% 6%
Newsweek 5% 7% 3% 8% 7% 4% 3%
NPR 20% 30% 11% 43% 20% 13% 9%
PBS 16% 22% 11% 27% 18% 12% 10%
Politico 9% 14% 5% 20% 9% 6% 5%
Rush Limbaugh Show (radio) 8% 1% 17% 0% 1% 6% 23%
Sean Hannity Show (radio) 9% 1% 19% 1% 1% 7% 27%
Guardian 6% 8% 3% 13% 4% 4% 3%
Hill 6% 8% 5% 11% 5% 4% 5%
New York Times 20% 31% 9% 42% 22% 12% 8%
Wall Street Journal 13% 15% 11% 17% 13% 11% 11%
Time 7% 10% 4% 11% 9% 5% 3%
Univision 5% 7% 3% 4% 9% 3% 2%
USA Today 11% 13% 10% 12% 14% 12% 8%
Vice 4% 6% 2% 9% 5% 3% 1%
Vox 4% 8% 1% 12% 4% 2% 1%
Washington Examiner 2% 2% 4% 1% 2% 3% 4%
Washington Post 17% 26% 8% 33% 20% 9% 8%

Source: Survey of U.S. adults conducted Oct. 29-Nov. 11, 2019.
“U.S. Media Polarization and the 2020 Election: A Nation Divided”