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Pew Finds: Conservatives Get Their News from Fox; Liberals Get Theirs Everywhere

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Eric Zuesse

Pew headlined on October 21st, "Political Polarization & Media Habits," and reported "Striking Differences Between Liberals and Conservatives," such as that Fox News Channel dominates as the news-source among conservatives, but that no news-source dominates among liberals.

47% of "Consistent Conservatives" cite FNC as their "main source for news about gov't and politics," whereas 15% of "Consistent Liberals" cite CNN as theirs -- and no news-source is more-frequently cited by them than CNN. NPR ranks second among them, at 13%. MSNBC is third, at 12%. New York Times is fourth, at 10%. Local TV is fifth, at 5%.

By contrast: for "Consistent Conservatives," Local radio is second, at 11%. Local TV is third, at 5%. Local newspaper is fourth, at 3%. Google news is fifth, at 3%.

Those are the main news-sources for more than 96% of Americans.

Here are the two main tables, showing which news sources each of the 2,901 respondents named:

The key question listed 36 news-sources, and doesn't indicate influence but only that the respondent has "heard of" the named source (it's like a politician's name-recognition, versus his actual support):

ASK ALL WEB RESPONDENTS:

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Q.20 Please click on all of the sources that you have heard of, regardless of whether you use them or

not. If you are unsure, please DO NOT click it. You can click anywhere in each of the boxes.

Mar 19-Apr 29 2014

Based on web respondents

[N=2,901] [%]

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95 CNN

94 ABC News

94 NBC News

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