PublicationsJune 5, 2019

Many Americans Say Made-Up News Is a Critical Problem That Needs To Be Fixed

Politicians viewed as major creators of it, but journalists seen as the ones who should fix it

PublicationsMay 23, 2019

Men Appear Twice as Often as Women in News Photos on Facebook

Photos that exclusively show men make up the majority of photos that show people; representational differences persist across topics

ReportsApril 23, 2019

News Media Attitudes in France

France stands out from other Western European countries for its broad discontent toward the news media. About a third of adults say they trust the news media, including just 4% who say they have a lot of trust

ReportsMarch 26, 2019

For Local News, Americans Embrace Digital but Still Want Strong Community Connection

Nearly as many U.S. adults prefer to get local news online as through a TV set. And while Americans prize community connection from their local news providers, they are largely unaware of the financial challenges they face.

Fact TankJanuary 18, 2019

Nearly three-quarters of Republicans say the news media don’t understand people like them

PublicationsDecember 3, 2018

Americans Still Prefer Watching to Reading the News – and Mostly Still Through Television

Americans continue to prefer watching the news rather than reading or listening to it, and their viewing loyalties have yet to migrate fully to the web.

PublicationsOctober 30, 2018

Western Europeans Under 30 View News Media Less Positively, Rely More on Digital Platforms Than Older Adults

Younger adults in eight Western European countries are about twice as likely as older adults to get news online than from TV. They also are more critical of the media’s performance and coverage of key issues.

Fact TankOctober 23, 2018

Younger Americans are better than older Americans at telling factual news statements from opinions

PublicationsOctober 15, 2018

Social Media Bots Draw Public’s Attention and Concern

About two-thirds of Americans have heard about social media bots. Many are concerned that bots are used maliciously and negatively affect how well-informed Americans are about current events.

PublicationsSeptember 25, 2018

Partisans Remain Sharply Divided in Their Attitudes About the News Media

While most Americans expect news will be accurate, most also say news organizations cover up mistakes, take sides