U.S. political news sources more likely to be distrusted by Democrats 2019

As of November 2019, 61 percent of Democrats and Democrats leaners were found to distrust Fox News for political and election news. Conversely, the source was the most trusted among Republicans. Radio shows by conservative media personalities Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity was also distrusted by 43 and 38 percent of Democrat respondents. Overall, Democrats were more likely to trust a wide range of political news sources.

Political news sources that are distrusted by more Democrats than trusted in the United States as of November 2019

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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

October 29 to November 11, 2019

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

among Democrats and Democrat leaners

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* Less than 1 percent trust

Those who neither trust nor distrust, hadn’t heard of each source, or did not answer are not shown.

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