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.

January 25, 2017

Most officers say the media treat police unfairly

Among the challenges U.S. police officers perceive on the job is a widespread feeling that police are mistreated by the media.

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 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

Media & NewsOctober 17, 2016

Trump, Clinton Supporters Differ on How Media Should Cover Controversial Statements

As the news media cover the turbulent 2016 presidential election, there’s been considerable debate around how much emphasis they should put on inaccurate or potentially offensive statements made by candidates.

Fact TankOctober 12, 2016

Americans more tolerant of offensive speech than others in the world

Enshrined in the Bill of Rights, free expression is a bedrock American principle, and Americans tend to express stronger support for free expression than many others around the world.

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 22, 2016

More say press is too easy on Trump than said so of Romney, McCain

Only a slim minority thinks the news media’s coverage of Trump and Clinton is too tough, a view the public also held in previous general elections.

Fact TankMarch 27, 2015

How citizens and investigative journalists handle privacy protection

The public’s muted response on possible government monitoring of their online behavior differs from that of investigative journalists, whose work makes them potential targets for monitoring.