The share of Americans who say they often get news from a podcast is quite small, at just 7%; 16% of adults say they sometimes do.
About half (48%) of U.S. adults say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” a 5 percentage point decline compared with 2020. More than half of Twitter users get news on the site regularly.
More Americans now say government should take steps to restrict false information online than in 2018
48% of US adults say the government should restrict false information online, even if it means losing some freedom to access/publish content.
While newspapers have seen steep job losses from 2008 to 2020, digital-native news organizations have seen considerable gains.
Staff layoffs continued to pummel the beleaguered U.S. newspaper industry in 2020, a period complicated by the impact of the pandemic.
Though this figure is a sliver of all PPP loans lent out to small businesses as of August, it represents a large segment of U.S. newspaper companies.
About eight-in-ten Americans (79%) say news organizations tend to favor one side when presenting the news on political and social issues.
A majority (82%) say there are times when it is acceptable for journalists to use anonymous sources, with 67% saying it is acceptable only in special cases.
72% of U.S. adults say news organizations do an insufficient job telling their audiences where their money comes from.
More Americans hold positive than negative views of the news media’s COVID-19 coverage, but Republicans and Democrats remain starkly divided.