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.
Simone Biles by far the most-mentioned Team USA athlete on Twitter during Tokyo Olympics
Here are some key takeaways for how the public engaged with Team USA on Twitter during the Tokyo Olympics.
Americans with disabilities less likely than those without to own some digital devices
The digital divide between Americans who have a disability and Americans who do not remains for some devices.
About four-in-ten Americans say social media is an important way of following COVID-19 vaccine news
Roughly half of Americans say that they have been getting some (30%) or a lot (18%) of news and info about COVID-19 vaccines on social media.
Some digital divides persist between rural, urban and suburban America
Rural adults are less likely than suburban adults to have home broadband and less likely than urban adults to own a smartphone, tablet or computer.
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.
How Americans feel about ‘cancel culture’ and offensive speech in 6 charts
Here’s a look at how adults in the United States see cancel culture, political correctness and related issues, based on the Center’s surveys.
Home broadband adoption, computer ownership vary by race, ethnicity in the U.S.
Black and Hispanic Americans remain less likely than White adults to say they own a traditional computer or have high-speed internet at home.
Members of Congress – especially Republicans – are increasingly discussing China on social media
Republican lawmakers have produced three-quarters of recent congressional social media posts that mention places and people in Asia.
56% of Americans oppose the right to sue social media companies for what users post
41% of U.S. adults say people should be able to sue social media companies for content that other users post on these companies’ platforms.
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