Our director of journalism studies explains how we determined what media outlets Americans turn to and trust for their political news.
An exploration of more than 50 Pew Research Center surveys confirms the overwhelming impact party identification has on Americans’ trust in the news media. And divides emerge within party – particularly the Republican Party – based on how strongly people approve of Trump.
Roughly six-in-ten U.S. adults often get news on a mobile device, compared with 30% who often do so on a desktop or laptop computer.
About one-in-five newsroom employees (22%) live in these three metro areas, which, by comparison, are home to 13% of all U.S. workers.
Getting news from social media is an increasingly common experience; nearly three-in-ten U.S. adults do so often.
While few Americans pay for local news, some people are more likely to do so than others – and most believe their local news outlets are doing well financially.
The share of Americans who prefer to get their news online is growing. More Americans get news on social media than from print newspapers.
Older Americans, black adults and those with a high school education or less show considerably more interest in local news than their counterparts.
Black adults stand out for their trust in local news organizations, and they are more likely to feel connected to their main source of news.
Mid-market newspapers were the most likely to suffer layoffs in 2018. Digital-native news outlets also faced continued layoffs.