Fast facts about Americans’ views of social media companies as Trump-Twitter dispute grows
Amid the back-and-forth between Twitter and President Trump, here are facts about Americans’ attitudes toward social media companies.
The state of Americans’ trust in each other amid the COVID-19 pandemic
About a third of Americans register low levels of trust in other people, versus 29% who are “high trusters” and 32% who are “medium trusters.”
Before the pandemic, three-quarters of Americans said people would cooperate with each other in a crisis
Cooperating in a time of a crisis has taken on urgency as government leaders urge Americans to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Amid coronavirus threat, Americans generally have a high level of trust in medical doctors
In 2019, 74% of Americans said they had a mostly positive view of doctors; 68% had a mostly favorable view of medical research scientists.
About one-in-four Americans say they’ve had fewer advantages in life than others their age
Overall, 29% of U.S. adults said they have had more advantages in life than others their age; 26% felt they have had fewer advantages.
Democratic Rights Popular Globally but Commitment to Them Not Always Strong
Majorities say the democratic principles tested on our survey are at least somewhat important. But often, underwhelming percentages describe democratic rights and institutions as very important.
Shareable quotes from experts on the future of democracy
Key quotes from a Pew Research Center canvassing of experts about the effect of technology on democracy.
Many Tech Experts Say Digital Disruption Will Hurt Democracy
About half the experts we canvassed predict humans' use of technology will weaken democracy by 2030, while a third expect technology will strengthen it as reformers fight back against democracy's foes.
The State of Trust, Facts, and Democracy
Michael Dimock, president of the Pew Research Center, spoke about the latest research on trust, facts, and democracy in America on the After The Fact podcast from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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.
About Pew Research Center Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.