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

    • Attitudes to the government removing press credentials in the U.S. 2018, by politics

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

    • Media used to stay up to date with election news in the U.S. 2018

    • 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

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

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

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

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

  • 2. 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

    • 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

    • 'Fire and Fury' sales in the U.S. 2017, by age

    • 'Fire and Fury' unit sales in the U.S. 2017, by city

    • U.S. attitudes to Trump punishing the media 2018, by political party

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

    • 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.

    • Spread of fake news during the 2016 presidential election U.S., by politics

    • Threat of fake news to democracy U.S. 2017, by political affiliation

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

    • Government intervention on fake news in the U.S. 2018, by age

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

  • 4. Trust
    • Opinion on extent of political bias in news coverage in the U.S. 2017, by age

    • Perceived objectivity of mass media in the U.S. 2018, by political affiliation

    • Perceived frequency of traditional media reporting fake news U.S. 2018, by gender

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

    • Level of trust: Trump vs Fox News in the U.S. 2018

    • Level of trust: Trump vs CNN in the U.S. 2018

    • Level of trust: Trump vs MSNBC in the U.S. 2018

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

  • 5. Perspectives on the media
    • Public opinion on news media in the U.S. 2017, by political affiliation

    • U.S. attitudes to media as the friend or enemy of the people 2018, by political party

    • Influence of the entertainment industry in Washington U.S. 2018

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

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