Courtney Johnson is a research associate focusing on science and society at Pew Research Center. She contributes to the Center’s domestic and international survey work, including reports such as “Science and Scientists Held in High Esteem Across Global Publics,” “U.S. Public Now Divided Over Whether To Get COVID-19 Vaccine,” “On the Intersection of Science and Religion,” “Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies” and “In Western Europe, Populist Parties Tap Anti-Establishment Frustration but Have Little Appeal Across Ideological Divide.” She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she studied political communication. Prior to that, she received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she focused on health communication and survey research.
Publics in Emerging Economies Worry Social Media Sow Division, Even as They Offer New Chances for Political Engagement
Many who use social media say they regularly see false or misleading content, but also view these platforms as offering new avenues for political engagement.