Internet & TechOctober 19, 2017

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

Experts are split on whether the coming years will see less misinformation online. Those who foresee improvement hope for technological and societal solutions. Others say bad actors using technology can exploit human vulnerabilities.

Internet & TechSeptember 11, 2017

How People Approach Facts and Information

People deal in varying ways with tensions about what information to trust and how much they want to learn. Some are interested and engaged with information; others are wary and stressed.

September 11, 2017

Younger men play video games, but so do a diverse group of other Americans

In the U.S., four-in-ten women and roughly a quarter of adults ages 65 and older say they play video games at least sometimes.

Media & NewsSeptember 7, 2017

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

Today, 67% of U.S. adults get at least some news on social media. Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat serve as sources of news for more of their users, though Facebook still leads as a source of news for Americans.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 7, 2017

Americans’ online news use is closing in on TV news use

As of August 2017, 43% of Americans report often getting news online, just 7 points lower than the 50% who often get news on television.

Pew Research CenterAugust 21, 2017

Highly ideological members of Congress have more Facebook followers than moderates do

In both legislative chambers, members’ ideology is a strong predictor of the number of people who follow them on Facebook.

Internet & TechAugust 10, 2017

The Fate of Online Trust in the Next Decade

Many experts say lack of trust won’t hinder increased public reliance on the internet. Some expect trust to grow as tech and regulatory changes arise; others think it will worsen or maybe change entirely.

Internet & TechAugust 8, 2017

Nearly half of those who have been harassed online know their harasser

About one-in-four Americans who have been harassed online say an acquaintance was behind their most recent incident.

Internet & TechJuly 25, 2017

1 in 4 black Americans have faced online harassment because of their race or ethnicity

Although online harassment can take many forms, some minority groups in America more frequently encounter harassment that carries racial overtones.

Internet & TechJuly 24, 2017

Democrats more likely than Republicans to say online harassment is a major problem

Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to have been harassed online because of their political views, but there are some notable differences in how members of each party view the issue of online harassment.