Amid the back-and-forth between Twitter and President Trump, here are facts about Americans’ attitudes toward social media companies.
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.”
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.
In 2019, 74% of Americans said they had a mostly positive view of doctors; 68% had a mostly favorable view of medical research scientists.
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.
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.
Key quotes from a Pew Research Center canvassing of experts about the effect of technology on 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.
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.
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.