At 100 Day Mark: Coverage of Biden Has Been Slightly More Negative Than Positive, Varied Greatly by Outlet Type
About two-thirds of news coverage dealt with Biden’s policy agenda, while about three-quarters of early Trump coverage was framed around leadership skills.
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Facebook Posts in Early Days of Biden Administration Reflect Ideological Divide
A new study of posts on popular public Facebook pages about the early days of the Biden administration finds that the focus of these posts, as well as the assessments of the new president, differed widely by the ideological orientation of the pages.
Americans in news media ‘bubbles’ think differently about foreign policy than others
Differences within each party on views of foreign policy emerge based on where Americans turn for political news.
COVID-19 was pervasive in the media’s early coverage of the Biden administration
The pandemic and its effects on society became a pervasive part of the media narrative about Joe Biden’s first 60 days in office.
Americans and ‘Cancel Culture’: Where Some See Calls for Accountability, Others See Censorship, Punishment
U.S. adults explain – in their own words – what they think cancel culture means.
More Americans now see the media’s influence growing compared with a year ago
When Americans were asked to evaluate the media’s standing in the nation, 41% say news organizations are growing in their influence.
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.
70% of U.S. social media users never or rarely post or share about political, social issues
Only 9% of adult social media users say they often post or share things about political or social issues on social media.
Partisan differences in social media use show up for some platforms, but not Facebook
Democrats are about 10 percentage points or more likely than Republicans to say they ever use Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn or Reddit.
Large Majorities of Newsmax and OAN News Consumers Also Go to Fox News
While Fox’s audience spans ideologies on the right, its new challengers attract mainly conservatives.
How Americans Navigated the News in 2020: A Tumultuous Year in Review
Americans inhabited different information environments, with wide gaps in how they viewed the election and COVID-19.
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