Pew Research CenterJuly 30, 2020

Americans Who Mainly Get Their News on Social Media Are Less Engaged, Less Knowledgeable

U.S. adults in this group are less likely to get the facts right about COVID-19 and politics and more likely to hear some unproven claims.

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 CenterApril 22, 2020

Older Americans continue to follow COVID-19 news more closely than younger adults

More than two-thirds of adults ages 65 or older said they were following news of the pandemic very closely.

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 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.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2020

Views about Ukraine-impeachment story connect closely with where Americans get their news

Many Democrats and Republicans hold divergent views of President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine. But in today’s fragmented news media environment, party identification may not be the only fault line.

PublicationsJune 18, 2018

Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News

The politically aware, digitally savvy and those more trusting of the news media fare better in differentiating factual statements from opinions.

AnalysisMay 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.

PublicationsApril 19, 2018

Americans Favor Protecting Information Freedoms Over Government Steps to Restrict False News Online

U.S. adults are mostly against government action that could limit people’s ability to access and publish information online. There is more support for steps by technology companies.

PublicationsJanuary 29, 2018

Sources Shared on Twitter: A Case Study on Immigration

An analysis of 9.7 million tweets reveals that news organizations played the largest role in which content was linked to in discussions about immigration compared with other information providers.