Pew Research CenterDecember 28, 2017

Key trends shaping technology in 2017

In the past year, Pew Research Center has explored a range of tech-related topics in the news – from online harassment to fake news to net neutrality.  Here are some key findings from our research on these and other technology issues.

U.S. PoliticsDecember 18, 2017

Sharing the News in a Polarized Congress

Political divides in the American news landscape do not end with Americans’ preferences for different news sources; rather, they extend to how members of the U.S. Congress communicate with constituents in the digital age.

Media & NewsNovember 2, 2017

More Americans are turning to multiple social media sites for news

About a quarter of all U.S. adults get news from two or more social media sites, up from 15% in 2013 and 18% in 2016.

Internet & TechOctober 19, 2017

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

Experts are split on whether the coming years will see less misinformation online. Those who foresee improvement hope for technological and societal solutions. Others say bad actors using technology can exploit human vulnerabilities.

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

Key trends in social and digital news media

Read 10 key findings from recent Pew Research Center reports about today’s digital news media landscape.

Media & NewsSeptember 20, 2017

Science News and Information Today

Overall, 36% of Americans get science news at least a few times a week and three-in-ten actively seek it. Most get science news from general news outlets, but more see specialty sources as being accurate.

Internet & TechSeptember 13, 2017

About 6 in 10 young adults in U.S. primarily use online streaming to watch TV

The rise of online streaming services such as Netflix and HBO Go has dramatically altered the media habits of Americans, especially young adults.

Media & NewsSeptember 7, 2017

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

Today, 67% of U.S. adults get at least some news on social media. Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat serve as sources of news for more of their users, though Facebook still leads as a source of news for Americans.

Internet & TechAugust 8, 2017

Nearly half of those who have been harassed online know their harasser

About one-in-four Americans who have been harassed online say an acquaintance was behind their most recent incident.