Media & NewsDecember 3, 2018

Americans Still Prefer Watching to Reading the News - and Mostly Still Through Television

Three-quarters of Americans who prefer watching the news opt for TV, but since 2016, slightly more watchers name the internet as their platform of choice.

Media & NewsSeptember 27, 2018

Most Western Europeans prefer TV news while use of print outlets lags

Western Europeans have a clear preference for television as a source of news. And while use of online and radio outlets for news is also widespread, print trails the other formats.

Media & NewsJuly 25, 2018

Network News Fact Sheet

Network TV news – appointment viewing for many Americans – saw its audience decline over the past year.

Media & NewsJuly 25, 2018

Cable News Fact Sheet

Cable TV is home to a set of television channels whose news broadcasts have become an important information source for many Americans.

Media & NewsJuly 12, 2018

Local TV News Fact Sheet

Local television news programming has shed audience over the past decade, but it still garners more viewers on average than cable and network news programs.

Media & NewsJune 6, 2018

Public Broadcasting Fact Sheet

Hundreds of local and regional radio and television stations comprise the U.S. public media system.

Pew Research CenterMay 3, 2018

Declining share of Americans would find it very hard to give up TV

Just 31% of Americans say it would be very hard to give up their TV, down from 2006. In contrast, roughly half of cellphone owners say it would be very hard to give up their cellphone.

HispanicJanuary 11, 2018

Among U.S. Latinos, the internet now rivals television as a source for news

On a typical weekday, three-quarters of U.S. Latinos get their news from internet sources, nearly equal to the share who do so from television, according to a 2016 survey of Latino adults by Pew Research Center.

Media & NewsJanuary 5, 2018

Fewer Americans rely on TV news; what type they watch varies by who they are

Just 50% of U.S. adults now get news regularly from television, down from 57% a year prior in early 2016.

ScienceSeptember 25, 2017

Shows and films about crime, medicine help foster a positive view of scientists, say many Americans

Many Americans are exposed to science through TV and movies, and they come away with a positive impression of working in science, technology and medicine.