Black Americans hold multifaceted views when it comes to trust in medical research scientists: Majorities hold largely positive views of their competence, but express concern about the potential for misconduct.
37% of U.S. adults say they are following news about the coronavirus outbreak very closely. That is up from 31% in March 2021.
Looking at respondents to 2020 and 2021 surveys reveals differences in vaccination rates based on where people turned most for COVID-19 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.
The pandemic and its effects on society became a pervasive part of the media narrative about Joe Biden’s first 60 days in office.
During the first 60 days of the new administration, roughly half of stories about the Biden administration mentioned Donald Trump in some way.
The percentage of Americans following news of the pandemic very closely has slipped to its lowest level since the beginning of the outbreak.
The biggest takeaway may be the extent to which the decidedly nonpartisan virus met with an increasingly partisan response.
The outbreak has dramatically changed Americans’ lives and relationships over the past year. We asked people to tell us about their experiences – good and bad – in living through this moment in history.
Americans inhabited different information environments, with wide gaps in how they viewed the election and COVID-19.