PublicationsMay 17, 2018

Fact Sheets: News Media and Political Attitudes in Western Europe

Findings about news media views and habits in Western Europe from a survey about media, political attitudes and populist views in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

InteractivesMay 14, 2018

Western Europeans who hold populist views rate the news media less positively than those with non-populist views

Ratings on how well the media perform on several core functions, like investigating the actions of the government and getting the facts right, differ between those who hold populist views and those who do not.

InteractivesMay 14, 2018

Ideological placement of news outlets in Western Europe

Explore where users of news outlets in eight Western European countries place these outlets on a left-right spectrum, based on their perception of their ideological leanings.

PublicationsMay 14, 2018

In Western Europe, Public Attitudes Toward News Media More Divided by Populist Views Than Left-Right Ideology

Across eight Western European countries, people with populist leanings have more negative attitudes about the news media than do those with non-populist views.

PublicationsJanuary 11, 2018

Publics Globally Want Unbiased News Coverage, but Are Divided on Whether Their News Media Deliver

A global median of 75% want their news media to be unbiased when covering political issues, yet many say the news media do a poor job of reporting on political issues fairly.

PublicationsMay 10, 2017

Americans’ Attitudes About the News Media Deeply Divided Along Partisan Lines

Roughly nine-in-ten Democrats say news media criticism keeps leaders in line (sometimes called the news media’s “watchdog role”), while only about four-in-ten Republicans say the same.

PublicationsSeptember 16, 2013

How Al Jazeera Tackled the Crisis Over Syria

The crisis in Syria is the first mega-story to break since Al Jazeera America debuted on August 20. A new report on coverage of the evolving Syria story examines how the newest cable channel stacked up with such competitors as CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and BBC America.

PublicationsAugust 5, 2013

Despite Some Warning Signs, Local TV Stations Are Hot Commodities

While the economics of local television are stronger than those of the newspaper industry, a new Pew Research Center report analyzes why some trends in local television news may be worrisome.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2013

The State of the News Media 2013: Annual Report on American Journalism

In 2012, a continued erosion of news reporting resources converged with growing opportunities for those in politics, government agencies, companies and others to take their messages directly to the public.

PublicationsMarch 19, 2013

Network News: A Year of Change and Challenge at NBC

After an unusual uptick in the overall audience for evening news in 2011, the trend line returned to its normal in 2012. The combined viewership for the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts dropped 2%, to 22.1 million, resuming the downward trajectory of nearly three decades. It now appears that 2011 may have been an outlier, with the bigger audience attributable to an unusual number of major news events that year, including the Arab Spring, the Japanese earthquake and the killing of Osama bin Laden. Even a presidential election couldn’t keep some viewers from deserting network news in 2012.