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, featuring data on fake news, political ad spending, user habits, and trust. The dossier also includes information about politics on social media platforms and insights into the differing attitudes towards media coverage of the coronavirus, broken down by political stance of news consumers.

Table of contents

  • 1. Consumption
    • Politics and government news source usage in the U.S. 2019

    • Sources of government and politics news in the U.S. 2019, by medium

    • Sources of government and politics news in the U.S. 2019

    • Opinion on political bias in news U.S. 2020, by political affiliation

    • Usage of late night shows as a source for political news in the U.S. 2019

    • Moderator neutrality in presidential debates opinions U.S. 2019

    • Public opinion on the press' ability to publish government secrets in the U.S. 2019

  • 2. Trust
    • Share of trust in institutions in the U.S. 2019

    • Perceived objectivity of mass media in the U.S. 2019, by political affiliation

    • Trust in selected news sources in the U.S. 2019, by political affiliation

    • Trusted sources for news on politics and government in the U.S. 2019

    • U.S. political news sources more likely to be trusted by Republicans 2019

    • U.S. political news sources more likely to be trusted by Democrats 2019

    • U.S. political news sources more likely to be distrusted by Republicans 2019

    • U.S. political news sources more likely to be distrusted by Democrats 2019

  • 3. Fake news
    • Journalism and ethics the U.S. 2019

    • Opinion on fake news as a serious problem in the U.S. 2019, by political affiliation

    • 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

  • 4. Social media
    • Top hashtags used by U.S. Congress Democrats in 2020

    • Top hashtags used by U.S. Congress Republicans in 2020

    • U.S. presidential election 2020: Democratic party debate Twitter mentions

    • U.S. opinion of politicians being able to block users on social media 2019, by party

  • 5. Advertising
    • U.S. states with the largest political advertising spending on Google 2018-2020

    • U.S. largest political advertisers on Google 2018-2020, by ad spend

    • Presidential candidates’ political ad spend on Facebook and Google U.S. 2020

    • Federal campaign political advertising spending in the U.S. 2020, by medium

    • Political video advertising spending in the U.S. 2018-2020, by format

    • Views on government regulation of social media running political ads U.S. 2019

    • Views on social media firms implementing stricter rules for political ads U.S. 2019

  • 6. Coronavirus coverage
    • Media attention and the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by politics

    • Opinion on the media exaggerating coronavirus news U.S. 2020, by politics

    • Media accuracy and the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by politics

    • Fake news exposure and the coronavirus U.S. 2020, by politics

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