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

According to a November 2019 survey regarding the most frequently used political news source among U.S. adults, Fox News was the most common political news source for 16 percent of respondents. According to the open-ended question, a further 12 percent of respondents listed CNN as their most often used political news source.

Leading sources of news on politics and government 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

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 news source do you turn to most often for political and election news? Please list the name of the specific news organization or source." [open-ended responses]

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