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June 05, 2018

Seven In Ten Americans Feel "News Fatigue," With 77% of Republicans Feeling News Burnout

I definitely feel this. The harpies shriek with the same intensity every single day, with an apparently infinite capacity to be outraged or claim imminent Final Victory based on whatever Jake Tapper and the gang fart out on CNN.

Pew Research:

Almost seven-in-ten Americans (68%) feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days, compared with only three-in-ten who say they like the amount of news they get. 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.

While majorities of both Republicans and Democrats express news fatigue, Republicans are feeling it more. Roughly three-quarters (77%) of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents feel worn out over how much news there is, compared with about six-in-ten Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (61%). This elevated fatigue among Republicans tracks with them having less enthusiasm than Democrats for the 2018 elections.

Are you guys feeling this? And how do you deal with it?

Keeping off Twitter is useful to me. Also, I almost never watch any news or Fox any more. It's just too much.


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