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Perceived level of bias in news in the U.S. 2020

A survey from February 2020 asked how much bias Americans believe is in the news source they use most frequently, with 36 percent of respondents stating there was a fair amount of bias. A further 20 percent of those surveyed believed there was a great deal of bias in the news source that they use most.

Perceived level of bias in news sources used most often by adults in the United States as of February 2020

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Release date

August 2020


United States

Survey time period

November 8, 2019 to February 16, 2020

Number of respondents

20,046 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

Question: How much, if any, bias do you believe there is in the news source you use most often?

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