Read key findings from an analysis that looks into the public's interest in guns as potential consumer products, rather than as a subject of general interest.
Experts are split on whether the coming years will see less misinformation online. Those who foresee improvement hope for technological and societal solutions. Others say bad actors using technology can exploit human vulnerabilities.
People deal in varying ways with tensions about what information to trust and how much they want to learn. Some are interested and engaged with information; others are wary and stressed.
An analysis of online searches in 2015 and 2016 opens a window into the path and timing of migrant flows from Middle East to Europe.
Many Americans turned to Google to learn about the Flint water crisis. An analysis of aggregated searches over time illustrates how, in today's digital environment, public interest shifts as a story unfolds.
Read an interview with Director of Journalism Research Amy Mitchell, who helped author the study.
A unique study of Americans’ online news habits over the course of a week provides a detailed window into how Americans learn about current events in the digital age.
Most Americans like their choices in today's information-saturated world. But 20% feel overloaded, and there are stresses for those with fewer pathways to the internet or who feel they are expected to do too much information gathering.
A large majority of Americans seek extra knowledge for personal and work-related reasons. Digital technology plays a notable role in these knowledge pursuits, but place-based learning remains vital to many.
More Americans search for “church” around Easter than at any other time, with the Christmas season usually ranking second, according to Google Trends data.