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Trusted sources for news on politics and government in the U.S. 2019

According to a November 2019 survey regarding U.S. media polarization, it was found that 48 percent of consumers who had heard of ABC, trusted it as a news source, whereas the lowest ranking source for political news was MSNBC with a 34 percent trust rating.

Most trusted source for political and elections news according to adults in the United States as of November 2019

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

October and November 2019

Number of respondents

12,043 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

who have heard of and trusted news outlet

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

% who trust each source for political and election news (sources trusted by 33% or more shown)

Respondents were shown grids of 30 news outlets and asked to select the ones that they had heard of. If they had heard of an outlet, they were asked if they trusted it for political and election news. If they didn’t say that they trust an outlet, they were then asked if they distrusted it.

Multiple answers were possible.

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