The declining public trust in the news media and polarization of news audiences have profound effects on civic life.
In just five years, the percentage of Republicans with at least some trust in national news organizations has been cut in half.
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.
Americans’ trust in media varies widely by political party and whether they see the outlet in question as part of the “mainstream media.”
A new study of posts on popular public Facebook pages about the early days of the Biden administration finds that the focus of these posts, as well as the assessments of the new president, differed widely by the ideological orientation of the pages.
Differences within each party on views of foreign policy emerge based on where Americans turn for political news.
U.S. adults explain – in their own words – what they think cancel culture means.
Immigration was one of the five topics most covered by 25 major news outlets in the first 60 days of the Biden administration.
About two-thirds of news coverage dealt with Biden’s policy agenda, while about three-quarters of early Trump coverage was framed around leadership skills.
While Fox’s audience spans ideologies on the right, its new challengers attract mainly conservatives.