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 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 CenterAugust 31, 2020

Americans See Skepticism of News Media as Healthy, Say Public Trust in the Institution Can Improve

72% of U.S. adults say news organizations do an insufficient job telling their audiences where their money comes from.

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 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 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.