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.

ReportsOctober 2, 2019

Americans Are Wary of the Role Social Media Sites Play in Delivering the News

Getting news from social media is an increasingly common experience; nearly three-in-ten U.S. adults do so often.

ReportsAugust 14, 2019

Older Americans, Black Adults and Americans With Less Education More Interested in Local News

Older Americans, black adults and those with a high school education or less show considerably more interest in local news than their counterparts.

PublicationsJuly 23, 2019

Public Broadcasting Fact Sheet

Hundreds of local and regional radio and television stations comprise the U.S. public media system.

PublicationsJune 25, 2019

Cable News Fact Sheet

Cable TV is home to a set of television channels whose news broadcasts have become an important information source for many Americans.

PublicationsSeptember 25, 2018

Partisans Remain Sharply Divided in Their Attitudes About the News Media

While most Americans expect news will be accurate, most also say news organizations cover up mistakes, take sides

AnalysisApril 19, 2018

Americans Favor Protecting Information Freedoms Over Government Steps to Restrict False News Online

U.S. adults are mostly against government action that could limit people’s ability to access and publish information online. There is more support for steps by technology companies.

AnalysisJanuary 29, 2018

Sources Shared on Twitter: A Case Study on Immigration

An analysis of 9.7 million tweets reveals that news organizations played the largest role in which content was linked to in discussions about immigration compared with other information providers.

AnalysisOctober 2, 2017

Covering President Trump in a Polarized Media Environment

During the early days of the administration, similar storylines were covered across outlets, but the types of sources cited and assessments of Trump’s actions differed.