Analysis: Nearly 7 in 10 Americans ‘feel worn out by the amount of news’ there is

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Nearly 7 in 10 Americans “feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days,” according to an analysis released by Pew Research on Tuesday.

The results of the study are relatively consistent across party lines, with 77 percent of Republicans and Republicans-leaning independents feeling worn out over how much news there is, and 61 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents feeling the same way.

“The portion expressing feelings of information overload is in line with how Americans felt during the 2016 presidential election, when a majority expressed feelings of exhaustion from election coverage,” the report adds.

{mosads}The analysis, conducted by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center in February and March, also found that 65 percent of Americans are actively engaged in the seemingly nonstop news cycle and say they follow the news “most of the time.” Just 34 percent say follow the news only when something important is happening.

Those “worn out” by the news also mostly believe the media isn’t doing a good job in informing its viewers properly, with 80 percent saying they believe that national news organizations do not do well in informing the public.

The analysis also found “some demographic groups — most notably white Americans — are more likely than others to feel exhausted by the news.”

Seventy-three percent of white Americans feel fatigue by the amount of news they’re receiving, according to the report, while 55 percent of Hispanics and black Americans feel the same way.


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