Pew Research CenterApril 10, 2018

5 facts about Americans and Facebook

Around two-thirds of U.S. adults use Facebook. The social media platform is popular among all demographic groups.

Media & NewsJanuary 17, 2018

Americans interested in the environment are the most likely to feel civic obligation to follow science news

While there are many reasons that Americans get science news, the most common driver of attention to science news is curiosity, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center study. But people are also motivated to seek out science news for different reasons depending on the issues they care about most, with the environment being a prime example.

GlobalJanuary 16, 2018

Many people in other countries closely follow news about the U.S.

Across 37 countries surveyed in the spring of 2017, a median of 48% say they closely follow news about the U.S., compared with 50% who do not. Interest in news about the U.S. is highest in Canada, where 78% say they track it closely. Next highest is the Netherlands (75%), followed by some of America’s closest allies: Japan, Germany and Australia. Across 10 European nations, a median of 51% say they follow news about America closely.

HispanicJanuary 11, 2018

Among U.S. Latinos, the internet now rivals television as a source for news

On a typical weekday, three-quarters of U.S. Latinos get their news from internet sources, nearly equal to the share who do so from television, according to a 2016 survey of Latino adults by Pew Research Center.

Media & NewsJanuary 5, 2018

Fewer Americans rely on TV news; what type they watch varies by who they are

Just 50% of U.S. adults now get news regularly from television, down from 57% a year prior in early 2016.

Media & NewsNovember 2, 2017

More Americans are turning to multiple social media sites for news

About a quarter of all U.S. adults get news from two or more social media sites, up from 15% in 2013 and 18% in 2016.

Media & NewsOctober 18, 2017

In Trump’s first 100 days, news stories citing his tweets were more likely to be negative

News stories about the beginning of Trump administration’s presidency that included one of his tweets were more likely to have an overall negative assessment.

Media & NewsOctober 4, 2017

Early coverage of the Trump presidency rarely included citizen voices

Just 5% of more than 3,000 news stories from the first 100 days of the Trump presidency cited a member of the public.

Media & NewsOctober 4, 2017

Key trends in social and digital news media

Read 10 key findings from recent Pew Research Center reports about today’s digital news media landscape.

ScienceSeptember 21, 2017

Most Americans get their science news from general outlets, but many doubt their accuracy

Where do Americans go to stay informed about science topics? Here are some key takeaways about Americans’ science news habits today.