PublicationsApril 27, 2017

Searching for News: The Flint water crisis

Many Americans turned to Google to learn about the Flint water crisis. An analysis of aggregated searches over time illustrates how, in today’s digital environment, public interest shifts as a story unfolds.

PublicationsApril 4, 2017

Most Say Tensions Between Trump Administration and News Media Hinder Access to Political News

Large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans say the relationship between the two is unhealthy.

PublicationsFebruary 9, 2017

How Americans Encounter, Recall and Act Upon Digital News

A unique study of Americans’ online news habits over the course of a week provides a detailed window into how Americans learn about current events in the digital age.

PublicationsDecember 15, 2016

Many Americans Believe Fake News Is Sowing Confusion

About two-in-three U.S. adults say fake news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues. And nearly a quarter say they have ever shared completely made-up news.

PublicationsJuly 18, 2016

Election 2016: Campaigns as a Direct Source of News

Today’s presidential candidates are increasingly prioritizing social media outreach, while the role of campaign websites is shifting.

PublicationsJuly 7, 2016

The Modern News Consumer

Digital innovation has had a major impact on the public’s news habits. How have these changes shaped Americans’ appetite for and attitudes toward the news?

PublicationsJune 15, 2016

State of the News Media 2016

The past year brought pressures to America’s newspaper newsrooms not seen since the Great Recession. From broadcast to print to digital and more, this year’s annual report takes stock of the state of the news media.

PublicationsMay 26, 2016

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016

A majority of Americans get news on social media, including 18% who do so often. News plays a varying role across the nine social networking sites studied.

PublicationsMay 5, 2016

Long-Form Reading Shows Signs of Life in Our Mobile News World

On cellphones, longer news stories get about twice the engaged time from readers as shorter pieces do. They also get roughly the same number of visitors.

PublicationsFebruary 25, 2016

Seven-in-Ten Reddit Users Get News on the Site

Presidential candidates were mentioned in over 350,000 comments in May, June and September 2015, with a high level of early interest in Bernie Sanders