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Friday, August 26, 2016

What America Thinks: Internet Interference?

In 2016, news and politics are playing out online every day. And yet Americans are still uneasy with the internet’s growing impact in both areas.

Twenty-eight percent (28%) of all voters – and 44% of voters under 40 – say they primarily get their political news online. That’s second only to cable TV news networks. However, 41% don’t trust the political news they’re getting. Only a third of Americans think the internet’s impact on journalism and American politics has been good for the United States. It probably doesn’t help that two-out-of-three voters think the news media have too much power and influence over elections.