Pew Research CenterJanuary 12, 2021

News Use Across Social Media Platforms in 2020

About half of U.S. adults say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” and this use is spread out across a number of different sites. Facebook stands out as a regular source of news for about a third of Americans.

Pew Research CenterDecember 15, 2020

Most Republicans Approve of Trump’s Post-election Messaging, but About a Third Say It Has Been Wrong

Partisans differ on whether social media companies’ decisions had a major impact on the election.

Pew Research CenterDecember 8, 2020

Measuring News Consumption in a Digital Era

As news outlets morph and multiply, both surveys and passive data collection tools face challenges.

Pew Research CenterNovember 23, 2020

Americans Paid Close Attention as Election Returns Came In

As election returns rolled in – albeit more slowly than in recent years – Americans were tuning in closely. They also, for the most part, gave their news sources positive marks for the coverage of the returns, though Republicans were less likely to do so than Democrats.

Pew Research CenterOctober 29, 2020

Coronavirus-Driven Downturn Hits Newspapers Hard as TV News Thrives

Among the six publicly traded newspaper companies studied, second-quarter advertising revenue fell by a median of 42% year over year.

Pew Research CenterOctober 19, 2020

Americans Plan To Follow Election Returns Closely; Biden Supporters More Confident Their News Sources Will Make Right Call

Biden supporters are more likely than Trump supporters to be confident their news sources will make the right call in announcing a winner. And partisans remain worlds apart on how well the U.S. has controlled the coronavirus outbreak.

Pew Research CenterOctober 7, 2020

Before Trump Tested Positive for Coronavirus, Republicans’ Attention to Pandemic Had Sharply Declined

About two-thirds of Republicans say the U.S. has controlled the outbreak as much as it could have; 88% of Democrats disagree.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 28, 2020

Many Americans Get News on YouTube, Where News Organizations and Independent Producers Thrive Side by Side

Videos from independent news producers are more likely to cover subjects negatively and discuss conspiracy theories.

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.