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.
We’ve updated our series of fact sheets on the U.S. news media industry. Here are some key findings about the state of the industry in 2020.
While newspapers have seen steep job losses from 2008 to 2020, digital-native news organizations have seen considerable gains.
Differences within each party on views of foreign policy emerge based on where Americans turn for political news.
The pandemic and its effects on society became a pervasive part of the media narrative about Joe Biden’s first 60 days in office.
Majorities of Americans support an array of measures to address climate change but stop short of a full break with fossil fuels.
During the first 60 days of the new administration, roughly half of stories about the Biden administration mentioned Donald Trump in some way.
Staff layoffs continued to pummel the beleaguered U.S. newspaper industry in 2020, a period complicated by the impact of the pandemic.
Immigration was a top focus of early Biden coverage, especially among outlets with right-leaning audiences
Immigration was one of the five topics most covered by 25 major news outlets in the first 60 days of the Biden administration.
Broad agreement in U.S. – even among partisans – on which news outlets are part of the ‘mainstream media’
We asked U.S. adults whether they consider each of 13 different news outlets to be a part of the mainstream media or not.