New Survey Reveals Who Americans Trust for Election Information

The States United Democracy Center, Bipartisan Policy Center, and Integrity Institute Explore How Americans Consume, Assess, and Engage With Election Information

Published February 26, 2024

Washington, D.C. – Today, the States United Democracy Center, Bipartisan Policy Center, and Integrity Institute released a new survey providing a detailed analysis of where Americans get their election information. The survey reveals which sources voters trust most for election information; how confident American voters are in the security of the 2024 presidential election; and what role social media platforms should play in moderating false or deceptive content.

The new analysis found that most Americans are confident their votes will be counted accurately in the 2024 election – with 60% of Republicans, 59% of Independents, and 85% of Democrats stating they are very or somewhat confident. Of election-related concerns, respondents say misleading election information, violence after Election Day, and attempts to overturn election results were among the top issues.

Additionally, the survey results found that Americans learn about elections primarily through television and social media and consume election information passively. A plurality of respondents wants to see social media companies do more to protect users from harmful content.

The poll, which surveyed over 2,200 American adults, was conducted by Morning Consult between December 13-15, 2023.

To view the full report, click here.


About the States United Democracy Center

The States United Democracy Center is a nonpartisan organization advancing free, fair, and secure elections. We connect state officials, law enforcement leaders, and pro-democracy partners across America with the tools and expertise they need to safeguard our democracy. For more information, visit statesuniteddemocracy.org.

About the Bipartisan Policy Center

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a mission-focused organization helping policymakers work across party lines to craft bipartisan solutions. By connecting Republicans and Democrats, delivering data and context, negotiating public policy, and creating space for bipartisan collaboration, BPC helps turn legislators’ best ideas into durable laws that improve lives. Since 2007, the Bipartisan Policy Center has helped shepherd countless bills across the finish line.

About the Integrity Institute

The Integrity Institute is a 501(c)(3) think tank powered by a community of integrity professionals: tech workers with experience in integrity roles — roles dedicated to fixing harms to people and society within social internet platforms. As of February 2024, the Institute cultivates a rapidly growing community of 400+ integrity professionals with experience across 50+ social internet platforms. The Institute is committed to sharing its member expertise directly to the people theorizing, building, and governing the social internet, so that the social internet can help individuals, societies, and democracies thrive.