Fox News was Trump voters' top source for election news: Pew

 Fox News was Trump voters' top source for election news: Pew
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Fox News dominated the attention of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' MORE supporters, according to a new Pew Research survey released Wednesday. 

Forty percent of Trump voters say they relied on Fox News for election coverage, far eclipsing any of its competition, according to Pew.

CNN finished in second place, albeit with just 8 percent of Trump voters saying they tuned to the Time Warner-owned cable news network. Facebook (7 percent), NBC (6 percent) and local news (5 percent) rounded out the top five. 


Of those who supported Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Van Jones: A 'white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter' can pose a greater threat to black Americans than the KKK Taylor Swift slams Trump tweet: 'You have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?' MORE, 18 percent of her supporters getting their news from CNN. MSNBC was second, with 9 percent of Clinton voters turning to the Comcast-owned network. Facebook and local TV tied for third, at 8 percent, while The New York Times came in with 5 percent. Only 3 percent of Clinton supporters turned to Fox for election coverage. 

When aggregating the poll to encompass all voters, Fox was the top source for election news with 19 percent, followed by CNN, at 13 percent, and Facebook, at 8 percent.

All three cable news networks enjoyed record ratings in 2016, with CNN having its best year since 1995 and MSNBC capturing its largest audience ever for the year. 

Fox News finished 2016 as the most-watched basic cable network for the first time in its 20-year history, beating even non-cable stations like ESPN and TBS.