For some, the satiric ‘Colbert Report’ is a trusted source of political news
Here are some key facts from about who has heard of, gets news from and trusts The Colbert Report as a source for political news.
You don’t really have to know a news outlet to trust (or distrust) it
People have views about whether they trust a news organization, even if they haven’t recently spent time with it.
Which news organization is the most trusted? The answer is complicated.
Using data from our latest media survey, we look at different ways to measure public trust of news organizations.
19% say they get news from a source they distrust
A significant number of web-using adults get at least some of their news about government and politics from sources that they distrust – a concept that may seem puzzling.
Q/A: How Pew Research analyzed America’s polarized media consumption habits
We asked Amy Mitchell, our Director of Journalism Research, to discuss how the new report on media polarization was put together.
Where was Ferguson in my Facebook feed?
There were big differences in the content related to Ferguson on Twitter and Facebook. Was the reason what users wanted from each, or the sites’ algorithms?
The EU Elections on Twitter
The conversation on Twitter leading up to the European Parliament elections suggests mixed sentiment toward the European Union (EU) and a general lack of passion about the candidates seeking the European Commission presidency.
Infographic: Developments in the Hispanic Media Market
At 53 million in 2012, Hispanics are a fast growing segment of the U.S. population, accounting for half of the nation’s growth between 2000 and 2012. And media companies’ interest in reaching that audience has boomed along with the Hispanic population.
5 key findings about digital news audiences
Web visitors who arrive at news sites by typing in a URL or clicking a bookmark behave quite differently from those who arrive via search engine or social media.
Social, Search and Direct
Direct visitors to 26 top news sites—those who type in the news outlet’s URL or have the address bookmarked—are far more engaged with that news than users who arrive from Facebook or a search engine, according to a new analysis of online traffic data.