Roughly four-in-ten Americans have experienced online harassment, with half of this group citing politics as the reason they think they were targeted. Growing shares face more severe online abuse such as sexual harassment or stalking
About half of U.S. adults say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” and this use is spread out across a number of different sites. Facebook stands out as a regular source of news for about a third of Americans.
More than eight-in-ten U.S. adults say they get news from a smartphone, computer or tablet “often” or “sometimes.”
In studying voters' views of election fraud, we found these views varied by whether people got their news from the Trump campaign.
A third of U.S. adults say they changed their Thanksgiving plans “a great deal,” while roughly a quarter changed their plans “some.”
As news outlets morph and multiply, both surveys and passive data collection tools face challenges.
Roughly half of Americans or more were able to correctly identify whether three of the six sources asked about do their own reporting.
As election returns rolled in – albeit more slowly than in recent years – Americans were tuning in closely. They also, for the most part, gave their news sources positive marks for the coverage of the returns, though Republicans were less likely to do so than Democrats.
Here are five facts about how much Americans have heard about the QAnon conspiracy theories and their views about them.
59% of Americans say made-up information that is intended to mislead causes a “great deal” of confusion about the 2020 presidential election.