April 27, 2017

3 chart summary: Search activity Local media coverage Twitter REV

Search activity

Local and national media coverage

Twitter conversation

Proportion of all Google searches that contain Flint water crisis-related terms for the News and Media category within the Flint area

 

Number of Flint water crisis-related stories identified in the local/regional and national news outlets studied

 

Total number of Twitter posts about the Flint water crisis across the U.S.

 

Jan 2016

State of emergency

declared

250 stories

Larger

proportion

of searches

450K posts

Sep/Oct 2015

Flint issues

lead warning.

Genesee

County issues

public health

emergency

400K

Local/

regional

media

200

Aug 2014

Boil water

advisory

issued

300K

Jan 2015

Flint issues an

advisory about

high levels of toxic

disinfection

byproduct

150

National

media

200K

100

100K

50

Smaller

proportion

of searches

0

0

2014

2015

2016

2014

2015

2016

2014

2015

2016

PEW RESEARCH CENTER

Search activity

Proportion of all Google searches that contain Flint water crisis-related terms for the News and Media category within the Flint area

 

Larger

proportion

of searches

Sep/Oct 2015

Flint issues

lead warning.

Genesee

County issues

public health

emergency

Aug 2014

Boil water

advisory

issued

Smaller

proportion

of searches

2014

2015

2016

Local and national media coverage

Number of Flint water crisis-related stories identified in the local/regional and national news outlets studied

 

Jan 2016

State of emergency

declared

250 stories

Local/

regional

media

200

Jan 2015

Flint issues an

advisory about

high levels of toxic

disinfection

byproduct

150

National

media

100

50

0

2014

2015

2016

Twitter conversation

Total number of Twitter posts about the Flint water crisis across the U.S.

 

450K posts

400K

300K

200K

100K

0

2014

2015

2016

PEW RESEARCH CENTER

Search activity

Proportion of all Google searches that contain Flint water crisis-related terms for the News and Media category within the Flint area

 

Sep/Oct 2015

Flint issues lead

warning. Genesee

County issues public

health emergency

Larger

proportion

of searches

Aug 2014

Boil water advisory

issued

Smaller

proportion

of searches

2014

2015

’16

Local and national media coverage

Number of Flint water crisis-related stories identified in the local/regional and national news outlets studied

 

Jan 2016

State of emergency

declared

250 stories

Local/

regional

media

200

Jan 2015

Flint issues an

advisory about

high levels of

toxic

disinfection

byproduct

150

National

media

100

50

0

2014

2015

’16

Twitter conversation

Total number of Twitter posts about the Flint water crisis across the U.S.

 

450K posts

400K

300K

200K

100K

0

2014

2015

’16

PEW RESEARCH CENTER