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REPORT | SEP 20, 2021
News Consumption Across Social Media in 2021
About half (48%) of U.S. adults say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” a 5 percentage point decline compared with 2020. More than half of Twitter users get news on the site regularly.
SHORT READ | SEP 23, 2021
Americans who relied most on Trump for COVID-19 news among least likely to be vaccinated
SHORT READ | AUG 30, 2021
Partisan divides in media trust widen, driven by a decline among Republicans
DAILY BRIEFING OF MEDIA NEWS | SEP 24, 2021
ABC won’t hire outside investigator for sexual assault allegations
This story, plus a look at one nonprofit newsroom in Mississippi, a new study from Pew Research Center on COVID-19 news use and vaccination rates and more, all in today’s media headlines.
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SHORT READ | SEP 23, 2021
Americans who relied most on Trump for COVID-19 news among least likely to be vaccinated
Looking at respondents to 2020 and 2021 surveys reveals differences in vaccination rates based on where people turned most for COVID-19 news.
REPORT | SEP 20, 2021
News Consumption Across Social Media in 2021
About half (48%) of U.S. adults say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” a 5 percentage point decline compared with 2020. More than half of Twitter users get news on the site regularly.
SHORT READ | AUG 30, 2021
Partisan divides in media trust widen, driven by a decline among Republicans
In just five years, the percentage of Republicans with at least some trust in national news organizations has been cut in half.
SHORT READ | AUG 24, 2021
About four-in-ten Americans say social media is an important way of following COVID-19 vaccine news
Roughly half of Americans say that they have been getting some (30%) or a lot (18%) of news and info about COVID-19 vaccines on social media.
SHORT READ | AUG 18, 2021
More Americans now say government should take steps to restrict false information online than in 2018
48% of US adults say the government should restrict false information online, even if it means losing some freedom to access/publish content.
SHORT READ | AUG 17, 2021
How Americans feel about ‘cancel culture’ and offensive speech in 6 charts
Here’s a look at how adults in the United States see cancel culture, political correctness and related issues, based on the Center’s surveys.
SHORT READ | JUL 27, 2021
6 key takeaways about the state of the news media in 2020
We’ve updated our series of fact sheets on the U.S. news media industry. Here are some key findings about the state of the industry in 2020.
FACT SHEET | JUL 27, 2021
Hispanic and Black News Media Fact Sheet
News media made by and for the two largest racial/ethnic minority groups in the United States – Blacks and Hispanics – have been a consistent part of the American news landscape.
FACT SHEET | JUL 27, 2021
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.
REPORT | JUL 27, 2021
State of the News Media methodology
The State of the News Media fact sheets use a range of different methodologies to study the health of the U.S. news industry, including custom analysis of news audience behavior, secondary analysis of industry data and direct reporting to solicit information unavailable elsewhere.
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REPORT | SEP 16, 2020
Political Divides, Conspiracy Theories and Divergent News Sources Heading Into 2020 Election
Republicans are about four times as likely as Democrats to say voter fraud has been a major issue with mail-in ballots.
REPORT | JAN 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.
REPORT | MAR 26, 2019
For Local News, Americans Embrace Digital but Still Want Strong Community Connection
Nearly as many U.S. adults prefer to get local news online as through a TV set. And while Americans prize community connection from their local news providers, they are largely unaware of the financial challenges they face.
REPORT | JUN 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.
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FEATURE | OCT 15, 2019
American News Pathways 2020 Data Tool
DATABASE | MAR 26, 2019
What are the local news dynamics in your city?
DATA ESSAY | APR 27, 2017
Searching for News: The Flint water crisis
QUIZ | JUN 18, 2018
Quiz: How well can you tell factual from opinion statements?

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