Fox News Channel is the most popular destination for television news, according to the poll; 19 percent said they get their television news from Fox. Local news came in second at 16 percent, ahead of other national cable and broadcast networks. Fifteen percent said they turn to CNN while just six percent said they turn to MSNBC. Of the networks, NBC led with 10 percent of respondents, ahead of ABC at 8 percent and CBS at 7 percent.
The Pew Research Center poll was conducted in three different analysis periods June 23-26, surveying 1,005 adults, for a margin of error of +/- 4.0 percent, July 21-24 surveying 999 adults for a margin of error of +/- 4.0 percent, and Aug. 4-7 surveying 1,001 adults for a margin of error of +/- 4.0.