Americans’ news fatigue isn’t going away – about two-thirds still feel worn out
66% of Americans feel worn out by the amount of news there is these days – a feeling that has persisted for several years now.
Concern about influence of made-up news on the election is lowest among those paying the least attention
Concern is highest among people who follow political news most closely, older adults and those who display more knowledge about politics in general.
Views about Ukraine-impeachment story connect closely with where Americans get their news
Many Democrats and Republicans hold divergent views of President Donald Trump's withholding of military aid to Ukraine. But in today’s fragmented news media environment, party identification may not be the only fault line.
Key findings about the online news landscape in America
The share of Americans who prefer to get their news online is growing. More Americans get news on social media than from print newspapers.
7 facts about black Americans and the news media
Black adults stand out for their trust in local news organizations, and they are more likely to feel connected to their main source of news.
For many rural residents in U.S., local news media mostly don’t cover the area where they live
A majority of rural Americans say local news media mostly cover an area other than the one where they live.
Q&A: What Pew Research Center’s new survey says about local news in the U.S.
Amy Mitchell, director of journalism research at Pew Research Center, discusses the findings of a new study on America's local news landscape.
Explore local news habits in your city with our interactive
In an interactive feature, you can see detailed profiles of local news attitudes and behaviors across the United States.
Nearly three-quarters of Republicans say the news media don’t understand people like them
A majority of Americans believe the news media do not understand people like them, and this feeling is especially common among Republicans.
Most Western Europeans prefer TV news while use of print outlets lags
Western Europeans have a clear preference for television as a source of news. And while use of online and radio outlets for news is also widespread, print trails the other formats.
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