Black adults were much more likely than whites and somewhat more likely than Hispanic adults to frequently discuss the pandemic with others.
Americans’ confidence in checking COVID-19 information aligns closely with their confidence in checking the accuracy of news stories broadly.
31% of U.S. adults say they discuss the outbreak with other people most of the time; another 13% say they talk about it almost all of the time.
More Americans hold positive than negative views of the news media’s COVID-19 coverage, but Republicans and Democrats remain starkly divided.
The public’s sense about the pandemic's impact on the financial well-being of most news organizations is far from clear.
While U.S. Democrats turn to a variety of outlets for political news, no source comes close to matching the appeal of Fox News for Republicans.
Americans turn to a wide range of media outlets for political and election news, but Fox News and CNN stand out as especially common sources.
About half say they have seen at least some made-up news about the virus; 29% think it was created in a lab.
66% of Americans feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days – a feeling that has persisted for several years now.
Our director of journalism studies explains how we determined what media outlets Americans turn to and trust for their political news.