Lee Rainie discussed the Center's latest findings about how people use social media, how they think about news in the Trump Era, how they try to establish and act on trust and where they turn for expertise in a period where so much information is contested.
Large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans say the relationship between the two is unhealthy.
Lee Rainie gave this speech about the new age of politics and media at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida on Feb. 16, 2017. He described what Donald Trump's campaign and the dawn of the Trump presidency have taught us about the historic shifts in politics and media that have occurred in the last generation.
When we asked people if they regularly got news about the 2016 presidential election through either the print or online version of four specific U.S. newspapers, three of these papers – The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal – attracted more adults younger than 50 than 50 and older as regular readers.
Trump voters named one source more than any other as their main source of election news, whereas Clinton voters were spread across an array of sources.
About seven-in-ten Republicans and Republican leaners say they will watch the event, versus just 30% of Democrats and Democratic leaners.
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
Americans used President Obama's "We the People" online petitioning system to address health care, veterans’ issues and illnesses among other issues. But the impact of petitions was modest and varied.
About two-in-three U.S. adults say fake news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues. And nearly a quarter say they have ever shared completely made-up news.
Nearly nine-in-ten voters who followed the 2016 returns (88%) did so on TV, while 48% used online platforms; 21% used social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.