Voters Are Backing Off The News But Still Think It’s Reliable
Fewer voters now say they’re following the news more closely than they were a year ago, but they still overwhelmingly consider the news they are getting reliable.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 38% of Likely U.S. Voters are following the news more closely than they were a year ago, down from 47% who said the same thing at this time in 2017. Sixteen percent (16%) are following the news less closely than they were a year ago, up from 12% in 2017, while 45% are paying about the same amount of attention to the news today as they were 12 months ago. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 16 & 19, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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