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 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 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

PublicationsOctober 30, 2018

Western Europeans Under 30 View News Media Less Positively, Rely More on Digital Platforms Than Older Adults

Younger adults in eight Western European countries are about twice as likely as older adults to get news online than from TV. They also are more critical of the media’s performance and coverage of key issues.

AnalysisMay 14, 2018

In Western Europe, Public Attitudes Toward News Media More Divided by Populist Views Than Left-Right Ideology

Across eight Western European countries, people with populist leanings have more negative attitudes about the news media than do those with non-populist views.