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During this year's survey, 89 percent of Democratic respondents agreed, while 42 percent of Republicans did not, Michael Barthel and Amy Mitchell report for Pew Research Center. Early last year, when the same question was asked, 77 percent of Republicans supported the media's watchdog role, compared to 74 percent of Democrats.
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While nearly half—45 percent—of adults get news from mobile devices, up from 36 percent last year, Democrats are more likely to do so than Republicans, notes the Pew Research Center. "What’s more, an increasing share of Americans also prefer getting news on mobile over a desktop computer. Among those who get news on both types of devices, nearly two-thirds say they prefer mobile."