Americans’ Attitudes About the News Media Deeply Divided Along Partisan Lines
Today, roughly nine-in-ten Democrats say news media criticism helps keep leaders in line, while only about four-in-ten Republicans say the same.
Q&A: Using Google search data to study public interest in the Flint water crisis
Read an interview with Director of Journalism Research Amy Mitchell, who helped author the study.
Most Say Tensions Between Trump Administration and News Media Hinder Access to Political News
Large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans say the relationship between the two is unhealthy.
Blacks more likely to follow up on digital news than whites
Blacks were more likely than whites to act upon online news in two particular ways: speaking with someone offline and saving news for later.
For election news, young people turned to some national papers more than their elders
When we asked people if they regularly got news about the 2016 presidential election through either the print or online version of four specific U.S. newspapers, three of these papers – The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal – attracted more adults younger than 50 than 50 and older as regular readers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Number of U.S. low-power FM radio stations has nearly doubled since 2014
A surge in new low-power FM (LPFM) community radio stations that have been licensed to join the FM airwaves is partially due to a new window for applications that the FCC opened.