Nearly 70 percent of Americans suffer “news fatigue,” with Republicans feeling it even more, according to a new survey.
The Pew Research Center poll found that the portion experiencing information overload is similar to how Americans felt during the 2016 presidential election, when a majority said they were exhausted by the campaign coverage.
Conducted from Feb. 22 to March 4, the survey of 5,035 adults found that while majorities of both Republicans and Democrats express news fatigue, about 77 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents feel worn out over how much news there is.
Pew Research commented that the elevated fatigue among Republicans tracks with them having less enthusiasm than Democrats for the 2018 elections. . .
The survey found 62 percent of those who follow the news more closely feel worn out while 78 percent of those who less frequently get news say they are fatigued. (Read more from “News Fatigue Hits Americans, Mostly Republicans” HERE)