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 CenterJune 24, 2020

As COVID-19 Emerged in U.S., Facebook Posts About It Appeared in a Wide Range of Public Pages, Groups

In March 2020, about three-quarters (74%) of public Facebook posts about COVID-19 linked to news organizations, while just 1% linked to health and science sites.

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.

PublicationsJuly 23, 2019

Digital News Fact Sheet

In the U.S., roughly nine-in-ten adults (93%) get at least some news online (either via mobile or desktop), and the online space has become a host for the digital homes of both legacy news outlets and new, “born on the web” news outlets.

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

PublicationsOctober 15, 2018

Social Media Bots Draw Public’s Attention and Concern

About two-thirds of Americans have heard about social media bots. Many are concerned that bots are used maliciously and negatively affect how well-informed Americans are about current events.

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

PublicationsJanuary 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.

PublicationsOctober 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.

AnalysisApril 27, 2017

Searching for News: The Flint water crisis

Many Americans turned to Google to learn about the Flint water crisis. An analysis of aggregated searches over time illustrates how, in today’s digital environment, public interest shifts as a story unfolds.