Jeffrey Gottfried is a senior researcher at Pew Research Center, where he focuses on U.S. public opinion about journalism and the news media. He is an author of a number of studies, including about political polarization and media habits, news and social media, Millennials and news, political news satire and journalism and elections. Prior to joining the Center, Gottfried was the Howard Deshong Postdoctoral Fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center. He received his Ph.D. in communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where his graduate work focused on the role of election campaign communication on voters’ political attitudes and behaviors. Gottfried regularly discusses findings with the media, and presents his research at conferences and to professional groups.
U.S. adults under 30 now trust information from social media almost as much as from national news outlets
Half of 18- to 29-year-olds say they have at least some trust in the information they get from social media sites.