Second Reading Podcast: Where Texans go for political news

In the latest Second Reading Podcast, Jim Henson and Josh Blank look at recent University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll results on Texans' news and social media habits, and patterns in their use and attitudes toward different social media platforms.

To see results discussed in the podcast, see the recent post by Josh Blank and this compendium of results from the Texas Politics Project polling data archive. 

Which of these have you used as a source for news in the last week?
(December 2022 University of Texas / Texas Politics Project Poll of Texas Registered Voters)
Source Used in Prior Week
Local television news 43%
Social media, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, TikTok 42%
Cable TV News or their websites, like CNN, MSNBC, FOX 38%
Broadcast TV news or their websites, like ABC, CBS, NBC 33%
YouTube 27%
Local newspapers or websites 24%
National newspapers or their websites, like the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today 21%
Other national news websites, like Yahoo News, Axios, Vox 19%
Talk radio 18%
International newspapers or their websites, like The Guardian, BBC, Daily Mail 17%
Conservative news websites 16%
Podcasts 15%
Other news sources 13%
Liberal or progressive news websites 10%



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