An oasis of bipartisanship: Republicans and Democrats distrust social media sites for political and election news
Both Democrats and Republicans express far more distrust than trust of social media sites as sources for political and election news.
Election News Pathways Data Tool
Use an interactive tool to create tables exploring our survey questions about how Americans’ news habits and attitudes relate to what they hear, perceive and know about the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Views about Ukraine-impeachment story connect closely with where Americans get their news
Many Democrats and Republicans hold divergent views of President Donald Trump's withholding of military aid to Ukraine. But in today’s fragmented news media environment, party identification may not be the only fault line.
U.S. Media Polarization and the 2020 Election: A Nation Divided
As the U.S. enters a heated 2020 presidential election year, Republicans and Democrats place their trust in two nearly inverse news media environments.
American News Pathways project FAQ
For more details about the American News Pathways project, find answers to frequently asked questions.
How to use Pew Research Center’s American News Pathways data tool
A step-by-step guide on how to use the American News Pathways interactive tool, which displays how Americans’ news habits and attitudes relate to what they hear, perceive and know about the 2020 U.S. presidential election and COVID-19.
Q&A: How Pew Research Center evaluated Americans' trust in 30 news sources
Our director of journalism studies explains how we determined what media outlets Americans turn to and trust for their political news.
Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era
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.
Americans favor mobile devices over desktops and laptops for getting news
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.
Protests in Lebanon highlight ubiquity of WhatsApp, dissatisfaction with government
Amid unrest, here is a closer look at Lebanon's widespread use of WhatsApp, as well as unhappiness with the political and economic situation.
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