Media & NewsMar 28, 2016

Changing a social media profile picture is one way to express support or solidarity

In the wake of attacks in Brussels and in Lahore, Pakistan, some social media users are changing their profile pictures to express solidarity with victims and the people of these countries. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become a common way for Americans to get news, but they also can provide a way for […]

Media & NewsFeb 25, 2016

Nearly Eight-in-Ten Reddit Users Get News on the Site

Presidential candidates were mentioned in over 350,000 comments in May, June and September 2015, with a high level of early interest in Bernie Sanders

Media & NewsFeb 9, 2016

Among Millennials engaged in primaries, Dems more likely to learn about the election from social media

While Millennials overall are more likely than older generations to get political news through social media, there are striking party-line differences, particularly among Millennials who say they are very likely to take part in the primaries and caucuses.

Media & NewsJan 20, 2016

Crowdfunded Journalism: A Small but Growing Addition to Publicly Driven Journalism

The number of journalism projects funded through Kickstarter has grown over time, totaling more than 650 projects and nearly $6.3 million by mid-September 2015.

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Media & NewsJun 1, 2015

Political Media Habits Across Generations

Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? How do media habits differ across these three generations?

Media & NewsJun 1, 2015

Millennials and Political News

Where do Millennials, Gen Xers and Baby Boomers get their news about politics and government? Our new study explores which sources they are familiar with, turn to, trust and distrust.

U.S. PoliticsMay 4, 2015

Multiple Causes Seen for Baltimore Unrest

The public sees a number of contributing factors for the outbreak of violence and unrest in Baltimore last week, and most say it was the right decision to charge some Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

Media & NewsApr 17, 2015

5 facts about the BP oil spill

The 2010 spill was one of the two biggest stories of the year in terms of news interest. Support for offshore drilling plummeted, but has largely recovered.

Media & NewsMar 13, 2015

Study finds racial, ethnic divide in attention to crime news

Crime consistently ranks as one of the most followed and discussed topics by the public, and it receives more attention in local news media than almost any other subject. A recent Pew Research Center report reinforces these findings but also suggests that certain groups of residents pay closer attention to local crime than others in […]

U.S. PoliticsMar 9, 2015

More Interest Among GOP in Clinton Emails, Netanyahu

While no one story dominated Americans’ news interest last week, news of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account and Netanyahu’s speech to Congress drew more interest from Republicans than Democrats.