Pew Research CenterFebruary 12, 2020

Confidence in public acceptance of election results connects to following political news, relying on social media

Americans who closely follow political news are more likely to have confidence that the public will accept election results. And that’s true across party boundaries.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 5, 2020

A sore subject: Almost half of Americans have stopped talking politics with someone

Democrats are more likely than Republicans to have stopped discussing political and election news with someone: 50% vs. 41%, respectively.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 29, 2020

An oasis of bipartisanship: Republicans and Democrats distrust social media sites for political and election news

Both Democrats and Republicans express far more distrust than trust of social media sites as sources for political and election news.

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.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 24, 2020

U.S. Media Polarization and the 2020 Election: A Nation Divided

As the U.S. enters a heated 2020 presidential election year, Republicans and Democrats place their trust in two nearly inverse news media environments.

PublicationsDecember 12, 2019

Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era

An exploration of more than 50 Pew Research Center surveys confirms the overwhelming impact party identification has on Americans’ trust in the news media. And divides emerge within party – particularly the Republican Party – based on how strongly people approve of Trump.

PublicationsJune 5, 2019

Many Americans Say Made-Up News Is a Critical Problem That Needs To Be Fixed

Politicians viewed as major creators of it, but journalists seen as the ones who should fix it

ReportsApril 23, 2019

News Media Attitudes in France

France stands out from other Western European countries for its broad discontent toward the news media. About a third of adults say they trust the news media, including just 4% who say they have a lot of trust

PublicationsDecember 3, 2018

Americans Still Prefer Watching to Reading the News – and Mostly Still Through Television

Americans continue to prefer watching the news rather than reading or listening to it, and their viewing loyalties have yet to migrate fully to the web.

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.