Media Polarization and the 2020 Election


As the U.S. enters a heated 2020 presidential election year, a new Pew Research Center report finds that Republicans and Democrats place their trust in two nearly inverse news media environments.

Overall, Republicans and Republican-leaning independents view many heavily relied-on sources across a range of platforms as untrustworthy.

At the same time, Democrats and independents who lean Democratic see most of those sources as credible and rely on them to a far greater degree.

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