Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
About two-in-three U.S. adults say fake news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues. And nearly a quarter say they have ever shared completely made-up news.
Nearly nine-in-ten voters who followed the 2016 returns (88%) did so on TV, while 48% used online platforms; 21% used social networks such as Twitter and Facebook.
For most voters, the 2016 presidential campaign was one to forget.
In the aftermath of presidential debates, there is intense interest in gauging "who won." How can we know the answer to that question?
Only a slim minority thinks the news media’s coverage of Trump and Clinton is too tough, a view the public also held in previous general elections.
The number of legal permanent residents applying for U.S. citizenship in the nine months starting last October is at its highest level in four years.
A quarter of U.S. adults (24%) turn to social media posts from either the Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump campaigns as a way of keeping up with the election, while 10% turn to their websites and 9% turn to emails.
Today’s presidential candidates are increasingly prioritizing social media outreach, while the role of campaign websites is shifting.
59% of Americans feel exhausted by the amount of election coverage, while 39% say they like getting a lot of coverage about the election.