Getting news from social media is an increasingly common experience; nearly three-in-ten U.S. adults do so often.
Many Americans think declining trust in the government and in each other makes it harder to solve key problems. They have a wealth of ideas about what’s gone wrong and how to fix it.
Republicans largely say fact-checking by news outlets and other organizations favors one side. Democrats mostly think it is fair to all sides.
A majority of Americans say altered videos and images create confusion about current issues, and most support restrictions on such content.
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.
Many social media users in 11 emerging countries report being regularly exposed to misinformation when using the platforms.
Many who use social media say they regularly see false or misleading content, but also view these platforms as offering new avenues for political engagement.
Many Indians are satisfied with how democracy is working in India. But most see politicians as corrupt and question the efficacy of elections.