Fact TankDecember 21, 2016

16 striking findings from 2016

In 2016, Pew Research Center examined an array of topics in America – from immigration to the growing divide between Republicans and Democrats – as well as many from around the globe.

Media & NewsDecember 15, 2016

Many Americans Believe Fake News Is Sowing Confusion

About two-in-three U.S. adults say fake news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues. And nearly a quarter say they have ever shared completely made-up news.

Fact TankDecember 2, 2016

Most Americans take conflicting food studies in stride

While a majority of Americans encounter conflicting news stories about food and healthy eating, most see it as a sign of continued progress in food science.

Fact TankNovember 21, 2016

TV still the top source for election results, but digital platforms rise

Nearly nine-in-ten voters who followed the 2016 returns (88%) did so on TV, while 48% used online platforms; 21% used social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.

Fact TankNovember 18, 2016

Majority of U.S. adults think news media should not add interpretation to the facts

A majority of U.S. adults (59%) reject the idea of adding interpretation, saying that the news media should present the facts alone

Fact TankNovember 11, 2016

Whites more likely than nonwhites to have spoken to a local journalist

Only 26% of U.S. adults say they have been interviewed by a local journalist. Among those who have, not everyone’s voice is equally likely to be heard.

Media & NewsNovember 3, 2016

Civic Engagement Strongly Tied to Local News Habits

Americans who are highly attached to their communities and who always vote in local elections stand out for displaying stronger local news habits than those less engaged.

Fact TankOctober 6, 2016

Younger adults more likely than their elders to prefer reading news

When asked whether one prefers to read, watch or listen to their news, younger adults are far more likely than older adults to opt for text – and most of that reading is occurring on the web.

Fact TankSeptember 29, 2016

Partisans disagree on news media’s best, worst traits

Americans are divided in what they consider the most positive and negative attribute of the news media, and much of that divide follows party lines.

Fact TankSeptember 14, 2016

10 facts about the changing digital news landscape

Digital news continues to evolve, pushed by a variety of recent innovations. Here are 10 key findings that show how these shifts are reshaping Americans’ news habits.