Pew Research Center’s journalism and media researchers study news and information trends, including public perceptions of the news media; evolving news consumption habits in a digital age; and key audience and economic indicators within the media industry itself. Signature reports have examined media polarization, the local news ecosystem, and the public’s experiences with misinformation.
Republicans are about four times as likely as Democrats to say voter fraud has been a major issue with mail-in ballots.
As the U.S. enters a heated 2020 presidential election year, Republicans and Democrats place their trust in two nearly inverse news media environments.
Nearly as many U.S. adults prefer to get local news online as through a TV set. And while Americans prize community connection from their local news providers, they are largely unaware of the financial challenges they face.
The politically aware, digitally savvy and those more trusting of the news media fare better in differentiating factual statements from opinions.
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