January 24, 2020

Share of Americans who trust each outlet, by party and ideology

Share of Americans who trust each outlet, by party and ideology

% of U.S. adults who trust each source for political and election news

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 48% 60% 33% 57% 63% 47% 24%
BBC 35% 48% 21% 64% 36% 28% 17%
Breitbart 6% 1% 12% 1% 0% 4% 18%
Business Insider 9% 11% 6% 14% 9% 7% 6%
BuzzFeed 7% 10% 3% 13% 8% 5% 3%
CBS News 45% 59% 30% 57% 60% 42% 23%
CNN 47% 67% 23% 70% 65% 36% 16%
Daily Caller 2% 0% 4% 0% 1% 2% 5%
Fox News 43% 23% 65% 12% 32% 51% 75%
HuffPost 12% 20% 4% 27% 14% 6% 3%
MSNBC 34% 48% 18% 52% 45% 26% 13%
NBC News 47% 61% 30% 61% 61% 41% 23%
New York Post 10% 13% 7% 12% 15% 7% 7%
Newsweek 22% 31% 12% 33% 30% 16% 10%
NPR 31% 46% 16% 63% 33% 21% 13%
PBS 42% 56% 27% 66% 48% 35% 22%
Politico 13% 21% 6% 31% 13% 7% 5%
Rush Limbaugh Show (radio) 12% 1% 27% 0% 1% 10% 38%
Sean Hannity Show (radio) 14% 0% 30% 0% 1% 10% 43%
Guardian 11% 17% 5% 25% 10% 6% 4%
Hill 8% 10% 5% 15% 6% 4% 6%
New York Times 35% 53% 15% 66% 42% 23% 10%
Wall Street Journal 31% 38% 24% 44% 34% 27% 23%
Time 32% 46% 17% 52% 41% 24% 12%
Univision 9% 13% 3% 13% 13% 5% 3%
USA Today 28% 35% 21% 32% 38% 29% 16%
Vice 8% 12% 3% 17% 8% 5% 1%
Vox 6% 10% 1% 17% 5% 2% 0%
Washington Examiner 4% 4% 5% 4% 3% 3% 6%
Washington Post 30% 47% 13% 58% 38% 19% 9%

Source: Survey of U.S. adults conducted Oct. 29-Nov. 11, 2019.
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