Pew Research CenterMay 8, 2020

Americans’ Views of the News Media During the COVID-19 Outbreak

More Americans hold positive than negative views of the news media’s COVID-19 coverage, but Republicans and Democrats remain starkly divided.

Pew Research CenterMarch 25, 2020

Americans who primarily get news through social media are least likely to follow COVID-19 coverage, most likely to report seeing made-up news

More than half of these social media news consumers say they have encountered made-up news about COVID-19.

Pew Research CenterMarch 25, 2020

American News Pathways March 2020 Survey

Pew Research CenterMarch 18, 2020

Americans Immersed in COVID-19 News; Most Think Media Are Doing Fairly Well Covering It

About half say they have seen at least some made-up news about the virus; 29% think it was created in a lab.

PublicationsDecember 12, 2019

Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era

An exploration of more than 50 Pew Research Center surveys confirms the overwhelming impact party identification has on Americans’ trust in the news media. And divides emerge within party – particularly the Republican Party – based on how strongly people approve of Trump.

Pew Research CenterDecember 12, 2019

American Trends Panel (ATP) surveys included in the report

Pew Research CenterDecember 12, 2019

List of measures used from previous surveys conducted on the American Trends Panel (ATP) that were used in report