Pew Research CenterSeptember 16, 2020

Political Divides, Conspiracy Theories and Divergent News Sources Heading Into 2020 Election

Republicans are about four times as likely as Democrats to say voter fraud has been a major issue with mail-in ballots.

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 CenterJune 29, 2020

Three Months In, Many Americans See Exaggeration, Conspiracy Theories and Partisanship in COVID-19 News

After three months of news and information, 64% of U.S. adults say the CDC mostly gets the facts about the outbreak right; 30% say the same about President Trump and his administration.

Pew Research CenterJune 24, 2020

As COVID-19 Emerged in U.S., Facebook Posts About It Appeared in a Wide Range of Public Pages, Groups

In March 2020, about three-quarters (74%) of public Facebook posts about COVID-19 linked to news organizations, while just 1% linked to health and science sites.

Pew Research CenterJune 12, 2020

Majorities of Americans Say News Coverage of George Floyd Protests Has Been Good, Trump’s Public Message Wrong

Among black Americans, 72% say coverage has been good or excellent and 85% say Trump’s message has been completely or mostly wrong.

Pew Research CenterMay 20, 2020

Americans Who Rely Most on White House for COVID-19 News More Likely to Downplay the Pandemic

People in this group are most likely to say the outbreak has been made too big of a deal and journalists have been exaggerating the risks.

Pew Research CenterMay 12, 2020

SXSW 2020 Online Session: Misinformation and the 2020 U.S. Election

Amy Mitchell (Pew Research Center), Philip Howard (University of Oxford), Jane Lytvynenko (Buzzfeed News) and Lori Robertson (Factcheck.org) discuss misinformation during the coronavirus outbreak, and ahead of the 2020 presidential election, as part of SXSW 2020’s virtual sessions.

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 CenterMay 6, 2020

Fewer Americans now say media exaggerated COVID-19 risks, but big partisan gaps persist

The percentage who say journalists have exaggerated the risks of the outbreak has decreased notably in recent weeks.

Pew Research CenterApril 29, 2020

About Seven-in-Ten U.S. Adults Say They Need to Take Breaks From COVID-19 News

61% give equal attention to national and local coronavirus news.