Media and politics in the United States

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Statista dossier about media and politics in the United States

This dossier presents information on media and politics in the United States. The dossier highlights the role of the media during the U.S. elections in 2016, fake news, as well as user habits and trust.

Table of contents

  • 1. TV viewers
    • Clinton vs. Trump debates - number of viewers in the U.S. 2016

    • Clinton vs. Trump debates - number of viewers in the U.S. 2016, by channel

    • Most watched presidential debates in the U.S. 2016

    • Vice-presidential debates - number of viewers in the U.S. 2000-2016

    • Pence vs. Kaine debate - number of viewers in the U.S. 2016, by channel

    • Number of TV ads aired by U.S. presidential candidates as of December 2016

    • Trump Supreme Court nomination - number of viewers in the U.S. 2017, by channel

  • 2. News sources
    • Main sources for U.S. election campaign news in 2016

    • Digital native news sources used during 2016 presidential election in U.S.

    • Public opinion on newspaper endorsements in the U.S. 2016

    • Friendliness of media to the people U.S. 2018, by political affiliation

    • Trust in the Washington Post in the U.S. 2017

    • Public opinion on the political leaning of national news in the U.S. 2018

    • Public opinion on the political leaning of local news in the U.S. 2018

    • Political correctness of mainstream media in the U.S. 2017

  • 3. Donald Trump
    • Main news topics about Trump administration in the media U.S. 2017

    • Positive news stories about the Trump administration U.S. 2017

    • Public opinion on Trump media treatment in the U.S. 2018, by political affiliation

    • Relationship between Trump and the media in the U.S. 2017

    • Trust in President Trump and news media U.S. 2017

    • Approval of Trump's media handling in the U.S. 2017

    • Approval of media coverage of Trump in the U.S. 2017

    • Sales increase of books following Trump's election in the U.S. 2017

  • 4. Fake news
    • Assessment of the made up or fake news problem in the U.S. 2017

    • Amount of made up or fake news in reported news in the U.S. 2017

    • News outlets reasons for reporting made up or fake news in the U.S. 2017

    • Spread of fake news during the 2016 presidential election in the U.S.

    • Perceived sources of fake news in the U.S. 2017

    • Fake news traffic sources in the U.S. 2017

    • Fake news election stories in the U.S. 2016

    • Reasons for President Trump declaring news as "fake news" in the U.S. 2017

    • Public opinion on Russia spreading fake news in the U.S. 2017

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