Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say the national news media do a very good job of keeping people informed. The percentage of Republicans with that view dropped 6 points over the last year, while the percentage of Democrats who feel that way increased by 5 points.

Source: Surveys conducted March 13-27, 2017, and Jan. 12-Feb. 8, 2016, “Americans' Attitudes About the News Media Deeply Divided Along Partisan Lines,” Pew Research Center, May 10, 2017, https://tinyurl.com/lwvktsu

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Political party Fairly well Very well
Republican 2016 53% 24%
Democrat 2016 55% 28%
Independent 2016 56% 20%
Republican 2017 51% 18%
Democrat 2017 55% 33%
Independent 2017 56% 15%

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