Fact Tank Nov. 12, 2014

Facebook and Twitter as political forums: Two different dynamics

Social media users who are interested in politics have different experiences on Facebook and Twitter, with four-in-ten Twitter users saying that at least half of the posts that they see are political, compared with about a quarter of Facebook users who say the same.

Religion Nov. 6, 2014

Religion and Electronic Media

One-in-five Americans report sharing their religious faith on social networks like Facebook and Twitter in an average week.

Internet & Tech Nov. 3, 2014

Cell Phones, Social Media and Campaign 2014

28% of registered voters use their cell phone to follow political news, and 16% follow political figures on social media.

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2014

5 facts about online harassment

A look at the prevalence of harassment online, its various forms, where it occurs, and how people respond.

Internet & Tech Oct. 22, 2014

Four-in-Ten Internet Users Have Been Harassed Online

73% of adult internet users have seen someone be harassed in some way online and 40% have personally experienced it.

Fact Tank Oct. 21, 2014

5 key takeaways on politics, media and polarization

Five key takeaways from our new report on political polarization and media habits.

Fact Tank Oct. 2, 2014

Turks don’t like their national press much, but rely on it heavily for news

Only 32% of Turks said that the media is having a good influence on the way things are going in Turkey.

Internet & Tech Aug. 26, 2014

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Our case study found people were less likely to discuss the Snowden-NSA story on social media than they were in person. And if they thought their friends and followers disagreed with them, they were less likely to want to discuss the issue at all.

Fact Tank Aug. 25, 2014

Where was Ferguson in my Facebook feed?

There were big differences in the content related to Ferguson on Twitter and Facebook. Was the reason what users wanted from each, or the sites’ algorithms?

Fact Tank Aug. 20, 2014

Cable, Twitter picked up Ferguson story at a similar clip

The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, quickly became a national news story on mainstream and social media last week. A new Pew Research Center analysis of media coverage of the event and subsequent protests finds that the story emerged on Twitter before cable, but the trajectory of attention quickly rose in […]