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Unformatted text preview: adays, in contrast to just 38% of those who use just one media platform on a typical day who feel that way. Finally, tech users of all kinds are more likely than those without tech to say it is easier to keep up today: Internet users (especially those with premium high -speed plans), those with wireless connections, those with cell phones, and those who use social network sites are more likely than others to think it is easier now to follow the news. Yet even as they say it is easier to keep up with current events, Americans still feel overwhelmed. Some 70% agree with the statement: “The amount of news and information available from different sources today is overwhelming. ” One quarter (25%) “completely agree ” and another 45% “mostly agree. ” Among those most likely to say things are overwhelming are people who use the most media platforms: 73% of those who use 4 -6 platforms daily agree it is an overwhelming environment, compared with 55% of those who only use one platform who say they feel that way. When it comes to the quality of coverage itself, respondents give correspondingly mixed signals. Just under two -thirds (63%) agree with statement that “Major news organizations do a good job covering all of the important news stories and subjects that matter to me. ” Yet 72% also back the idea that, “Most news sources today are biased in their coverage. ” Some of the explanation for this dichotomy seems to be rooted in the views & partisans. Project Pew Internet ofAmerican LifeLiberals and Democrats are more likely to say theParticipatory News Consumer | 25 Understanding the big news organizations do a good job on subjects that matter to them, while conservatives and Republicans are the group most likely to see coverage as biased. organizations do a good job covering all of the important news stories and subjects that matter to me. ” Yet 72% also back the idea that, “Most news sources today are biased in their coverage. ” Some of the explanation for this dichotomy seems to be rooted in the views of partisans. Liberals and Democrats are more likely to say the big news or...
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