U.S. voters preferred media sources for political information 2018

The statistic shows the leading media sources used by adults to keep informed about political candidates and issues in the United States as of June 2018. The data shows that television was the most popular source of political information, with 73 percent of surveyed voting U.S. adults saying that TV is what kept them informed about political issues during the election cycle. The second most used information source was TV news websites (including apps), and 24 percent of respondents said that they used newspapers to keep up to date with political issues, double the share of U.S. voters who used online radio or podcasts.

Leading media sources used by adults to keep informed about political candidates and issues in the United States as of June 2018

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Sources

Release date

August 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

May to June 2018

Number of respondents

1,003 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

sample consists of registered or likely voters

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: Which of the following keeps you informed about political candidates and issues throughout the election cycle?

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