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Tue Feb 22, 2022, 06:02 PM Feb 2022

Axios: Democrats tune out national news during Biden era [View all]

A new poll from Gallup and the Knight Foundation finds that younger Democrats are driving a huge decline in national news consumption in the U.S.

Why it matters: It marks the first time since the study began in early 2018 that Democrats report having less interest in national news than Republicans and independents.

Details: While respondents across the political spectrum all reported a decline in interest in national news over the past year, Democrats' interest has declined the most, with just 34% saying they paid a great deal of attention to national news in 2021, compared to 69% in November 2020.

The decline among Democrats ages 18-34 is staggering. Roughly a quarter (24%) said they paid a great deal of attention to national news in 2021, compared to 70% in November 2020. Those ages 35-54 also tuned out significantly.

Independents that lean Democrat are also paying less attention to national news than Independents that lean Republican, the survey found.


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Couldn't possibly be that the m$m is not being truthful in their assessments?? PortTack Feb 2022 #1
My thought Rebl2 Feb 2022 #4
My 24 year old granddaughter's generation agingdem Feb 2022 #15
That's how my 19 and 21 year olds are too Bettie Feb 2022 #20
That too way way too much about tfg!! PortTack Feb 2022 #27
The downside of sound leadership is very few headlines jstnwill Feb 2022 #2
I've tuned it out for many years because of "both sides do it", distortions NewHendoLib Feb 2022 #25
When you trust the guy driving the bus you're Phoenix61 Feb 2022 #3
That certainly is a big part of it relayerbob Feb 2022 #7
This started Rebl2 Feb 2022 #9
Blood pressure down too. Nt BootinUp Feb 2022 #5
There are a lot of young disillusioned people out there. CentralMass Feb 2022 #6
Well, they keep being told that any of their priorites Bettie Feb 2022 #21
Yes. I have three daughters all in their late 20's "living the dream" CentralMass Feb 2022 #26
I'm tired of Republican's opinions being accepted as normal BradAllison Feb 2022 #8
THIS !!!! ☝🏾☝🏾☝🏾 uponit7771 Feb 2022 #11
I hope they know that.. luvs2sing Feb 2022 #10
Exactly Rebl2 Feb 2022 #19
+1000 PortTack Feb 2022 #28
It's different when you don't have a Trump in office sky_masterson Feb 2022 #12
That's it exactly. nt oasis Feb 2022 #31
The media is a right tool ... I'm glad people are finally ignoring it Fullduplexxx Feb 2022 #13
I'd say this has been the proper pivot for Democrats to have made Mr. Ected Feb 2022 #14
Same here AZProgressive Feb 2022 #16
Democrats have other interests JI7 Feb 2022 #17
Hell YEAH, I'm paying a little less attention than when a maniac was in charge. Gidney N Cloyd Feb 2022 #18
LOL, last week we were told that we all watched Fox. FFS. themaguffin Feb 2022 #22
I certainly have. It has been nothing since January 6th but every day a different doc03 Feb 2022 #23
For first time in my life, I've tuned out cally Feb 2022 #24
I'm young!?! I watch no TV news! Brainfodder Feb 2022 #29
I get faster and more accurate news Mr.Bill Feb 2022 #30
Not "paying less attention" - more like *burned out*. UTUSN Feb 2022 #32
the news was so overwhelming anti-Biden, I tuned it out too Demovictory9 Feb 2022 #33
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