A majority of Americans are turning to digital means to stay connected and track information about the coronavirus outbreak.
A big majority (81%) of Americans say they rely a lot on their own research – more than say they rely a lot on friends and family or experts.
The ability to keep personal information from being searchable online is at the crux of the debate around the "right to be forgotten."
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.
Predictions from experts about truth and misinformation online in 2027, from @pewresearch and @ImagineInternet.
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.
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.
This project – using the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, as a case study model – examines the question of how media coverage of a current issue in the news relates to public interest in the issue and its relevance to their own lives.
Read an interview with Director of Journalism Research Amy Mitchell, who helped author the study.