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.

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 CenterApril 15, 2020

Early in outbreak, Americans cited claims about risk level and details of coronavirus as made-up news

A new analysis of open-ended responses to a survey of U.S. adults looks at the specific storylines or claims about COVID-19 that Americans said they were exposed to.

Pew Research CenterApril 1, 2020

Cable TV and COVID-19: How Americans perceive the outbreak and view media coverage differ by main news source

Responses to cable news coverage and the pandemic vary notably among Americans who identify Fox News, MSNBC or CNN as their main source of political news.

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 CenterMarch 11, 2020

Black and white Democrats differ in their media diets, assessments of primaries

There are notable differences between white and black Democrats in news consumption habits and assessments of recent political events and figures in the news.

Pew Research CenterMarch 4, 2020

About one-fifth of Democrats and Republicans get political news in a kind of media bubble

In total, 20% of all Democrats get political news only from outlets with left-leaning audiences, while 18% of all Republicans do so only from outlets with right-leaning audiences.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 26, 2020

Most say journalists should be watchdogs, but views of how well they fill this role vary by party, media diet

Nearly three out of four U.S. adults say that, in general, it’s important for journalists to function as watchdogs over elected officials.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 19, 2020

Concern about influence of made-up news on the election is lowest among those paying the least attention

Concern is highest among people who follow political news most closely, older adults and those who display more knowledge about politics in general.