Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis.
Attention to COVID-19 news drops, but Democrats still substantially more interested than Republicans
The percentage of Americans following news of the pandemic very closely has slipped to its lowest level since the beginning of the outbreak.
Large Majorities of Newsmax and OAN News Consumers Also Go to Fox News
While Fox’s audience spans ideologies on the right, its new challengers attract mainly conservatives.
A Year of U.S. Public Opinion on the Coronavirus Pandemic
The biggest takeaway may be the extent to which the decidedly nonpartisan virus met with an increasingly partisan response.
How Americans Navigated the News in 2020: A Tumultuous Year in Review
Americans inhabited different information environments, with wide gaps in how they viewed the election and COVID-19.
News Use Across Social Media Platforms in 2020
About half of U.S. adults say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” and this use is spread out across a number of different sites. Facebook stands out as a regular source of news for about a third of Americans.
More than eight-in-ten Americans get news from digital devices
More than eight-in-ten U.S. adults say they get news from a smartphone, computer or tablet “often” or “sometimes.”
Republicans who relied on Trump for news more concerned than other Republicans about election fraud
In studying voters' views of election fraud, we found these views varied by whether people got their news from the Trump campaign.
As CDC warned against holiday travel, 57% of Americans say they changed Thanksgiving plans due to COVID-19
A third of U.S. adults say they changed their Thanksgiving plans “a great deal,” while roughly a quarter changed their plans “some.”
Most Republicans Approve of Trump’s Post-election Messaging, but About a Third Say It Has Been Wrong
Partisans differ on whether social media companies’ decisions had a major impact on the election.
Measuring News Consumption in a Digital Era
As news outlets morph and multiply, both surveys and passive data collection tools face challenges.
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