Majorities of teens credit social media with strengthening their friendships and providing support while also noting the emotionally charged side of these platforms.
A year later, here’s a look back at how Americans saw the events of Jan. 6 and how some partisan divisions grew wider over time.
#BlackLivesMatter was used roughly 47.8 million times on Twitter – an average of just under 3.7 million times per day – from May 26 to June 7.
23% of users in U.S. say social media led them to change views on an issue; some cite Black Lives Matter
The share of social media users who say they have changed their views on an issue has increased since we last asked this question in 2018.
Many legislators in four English-speaking countries directly addressed George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent protests on Twitter.
These platforms have served as venues for political engagement and social activism for many years, especially for Black Americans.
Amid Protests, Majorities Across Racial and Ethnic Groups Express Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement
As demonstrations continue across the country to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in Minneapolis police custody, Americans see the protests both as a reaction to Floyd’s death and an expression of frustration over longstanding issues.
Overall, Black Americans are more likely than the larger U.S. public to both say it is important for sermons to touch on political topics, and to hear sermons that actually do. And Black Americans differ from White adults in the United States in that there’s little link between their party identification and their levels of […]
3. Online or in person, many Americans have heard sermons addressing timely political and social events
The social and political issues that have gripped the country over the past few months also have made their way to the pulpit – both the physical and digital. Among Americans who say they attended or watched religious services in person or online in the month prior to when the survey was conducted in mid-July, […]
As 2020 draws to a close, here are 20 striking findings from our studies, covering notable trends that emerged during the year.