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.
How Millennials’ political news habits differ from those of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers
Compared with the previous two generations, Millennials are less familiar with many news sources we asked about. Here are 5 facts about Millennials’ news habits.
More Americans are using social media to connect with politicians
Overall, 16% of registered voters follow candidates for office, political parties, or elected officials on a social networking site.
News audiences spread the word, but few get involved in local journalism
We asked residents in Denver, Macon, Ga., and Sioux City, Iowa, about the actions they take to gather, share and add to the news in their communities.
On UK elections, the talk on Twitter is largely negative
A new Pew Research Center analysis of the months leading up to election day finds that four of the six parties studied received more negative commentary than positive.
Running for president, and announcing it with a tweet
Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz are among just seven major-party presidential candidates who have used online venues to announce entering the race since 2004.
On social media, mom and dad are watching
Today, 60% of parents have checked their teenagers’ profile on a social networking site.
How Teens Use Social Media & Technology
Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly.”
From Twitter to Instagram, a different #Ferguson conversation
On social media, hashtags have long been used as a shorthand way of organizing a conversation around an event or topic. One widely used hashtag over the past year is #Ferguson, which started after the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., and has since become a kind of connective tissue for […]
The challenges of using Facebook for research
We wanted to analyze the role Facebook played as a means for people to hear about, discuss and share local news. But getting the data we needed wasn’t easy.