Older adults tend to account for large shares of both poll workers and voters in general elections in the United States.
An exploration of more than 50 Pew Research Center surveys confirms the overwhelming impact party identification has on Americans’ trust in the news media. And divides emerge within party – particularly the Republican Party – based on how strongly people approve of Trump.
Researchers are learning more about early political socialization. Emerging techniques to fight misinformation are seeing some success.
Black adults stand out for their trust in local news organizations, and they are more likely to feel connected to their main source of news.
In the U.S., roughly nine-in-ten adults (93%) get at least some news online (either via mobile or desktop), and the online space has become a host for the digital homes of both legacy news outlets and new, “born on the web” news outlets.
Politicians viewed as major creators of it, but journalists seen as the ones who should fix it
Republicans and Democrats are particularly divided on how closely they connect made-up news to the news media or to President Trump.
About two-thirds of Americans have heard about social media bots. Many are concerned that bots are used maliciously and negatively affect how well-informed Americans are about current events.
While most Americans expect news will be accurate, most also say news organizations cover up mistakes, take sides
The ways that social media shape political attitudes and the intricacies of lawmaking in Congress were two of many topics at the APSA annual conference.