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.
Our director of journalism studies explains how we determined what media outlets Americans turn to and trust for their political news.
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.
Getting news from social media is an increasingly common experience; nearly three-in-ten U.S. adults do so often.
Photos that exclusively show men make up the majority of photos that show people; representational differences persist across topics
Nearly as many U.S. adults prefer to get local news online as through a TV set. And while Americans prize community connection from their local news providers, they are largely unaware of the financial challenges they face.
There are partisan divisions over certain aspects of local news reporting, including whether local journalists should express views on local issues.
One-in-five U.S. adults often get news via social media, slightly higher than the 16% who often do so from print newspapers.
Americans continue to prefer watching the news rather than reading or listening to it, and their viewing loyalties have yet to migrate fully to the web.