Sources of government and politics news in the U.S. 2019, by medium

As of November 2019, 18 percent of adults from the United States used social media as their main source to receive political and election news. Only 3 percent U.S. adults used print media such as newspapers or magazines as their most common way to receive political and election news.

Most popular sources of news for political and government issues among adults in the United States as of November 2019

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 29 to November 11, 2019

Number of respondents

12,043 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "What is the most common way you get political and election news?"

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