Pew Research CenterMarch 4, 2020

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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 26, 2020

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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 19, 2020

Concern about influence of made-up news on the election is lowest among those paying the least attention

Concern is highest among people who follow political news most closely, older adults and those who display more knowledge about politics in general.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 12, 2020

Confidence in public acceptance of election results connects to following political news, relying on social media

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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 5, 2020

A sore subject: Almost half of Americans have stopped talking politics with someone

Democrats are more likely than Republicans to have stopped discussing political and election news with someone: 50% vs. 41%, respectively.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 29, 2020

An oasis of bipartisanship: Republicans and Democrats distrust social media sites for political and election news

Both Democrats and Republicans express far more distrust than trust of social media sites as sources for political and election news.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2020

Views about Ukraine-impeachment story connect closely with where Americans get their 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.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2020

U.S. Media Polarization and the 2020 Election: A Nation Divided

As the U.S. enters a heated 2020 presidential election year, Republicans and Democrats place their trust in two nearly inverse news media environments.