I follow the survey data from the PEW research center because the organization collects data on many issues I believe are important. PEW has just released a summary of the findings they thought were most striking from the surveys they conducted in 2017.
For example, they found that political party was far more influential in determining “political values” than other demographic variables (sex, income, education).
The surveys also indicated that Republicans felt that the news media was much less important as a political watch dog and that higher education was much less important in determining the success of the country.
I find these attitudes bizarre, but I suppose that is because I have more progressive political views.