Huffington Post credibility in the U.S. 2019

Approximately 12 percent of registered voters in the United States view the Huffington Post as a very credible source of political news and information. The publication is one of the most popular news brands in the country, with tens of millions of users accessing HuffPost content each month.

The Huffington Post

Originally founded in 2005, the Huffington Post, which markets itself as ‘the original online newspaper’, offers articles and opinion columns mostly relating to current politics. HuffPost has significant followings among people of all age groups, offering liberal-leaning content to readers around the world. The company’s focus on digital forms of publication rather than print media has helped it to become one of the most popular news platforms on smartphone devices.

Fake news

Since the popularization of the term and concept of fake news by Donald Trump in the lead-up to the 2016 Presidential election, the phrase has been used to describe news stories with supposedly biased or incorrect information. As sites pushing false narratives have spread across social media and the internet in general, credibility of news publications has become increasingly important to readers. Regardless of the intent, the fake news phenomenon has led the public to be more skeptical of the news they hear, and more the half of adults view fake news as a serious threat to democracy in the United States.

Credibility of the Huffington Post in the United States as of April 2019

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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

March 28 to April 2, 2019

Number of respondents

2,201 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

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