This is healthy for democracy but is an earthquake for the business of journalism. Newspaper circulation is dropping, newsroom staffs are shrinking, and ad revenue is declining. Pew tracks these changes through its annual state of the news media reports, providing fact-based analysis of the growth of digital news sites, the purchase of major journalism institutions by entrepreneurs, the use of mobile devices to access news, the mixing of news and marketing through sponsor-generated content, and other trends in journalism.
The American Trends Panel survey methodology The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. Interviews are conducted in both […]
Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. This is the latest report in Pew Research Center’s ongoing investigation of the state of news, information and journalism in the digital age, a research program funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, with generous support from the John S. and James […]
About half of U.S. adults say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” and this use is spread out across a number of different sites. Facebook stands out as a regular source of news for about a third of Americans.
This year’s edition of Pew Research Center’s annual study of how Americans use social media sites for news asks about similar topics in different ways from previous years. The Center’s experts made changes this year to improve measurements of news consumption on social media. Those changes are described below. Accordingly, these measures should not be […]
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The American Trends Panel survey methodology Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. Interviews are conducted in […]
This survey asked whether respondents use any of eight news sources as a major source, minor source or not a source for news about the presidential election since polls closed on Election Day. (Responses for all eight sources are available here.) The news outlets identified as major sources were combined with the respondents’ partisanship to […]
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As cases of the coronavirus surged across the United States in November, Americans’ attention to news about the coronavirus outbreak largely held steady. Also largely unchanged are the public’s views about whether the outbreak has been exaggerated and whether the U.S. has done all it could to control the outbreak. About four-in-ten U.S. adults (37%) […]
After an election season where viral online misinformation was rampant, six-in-ten Americans say that made-up news and information had a “major impact” on the presidential election, about on par with the portion who say the same of news media coverage. More than half in both parties say this, with 54% of Democrats and independents who […]