Elisa Shearer


News use across social media platforms in 2020

To better understand the ways Americans get their news in the digital age, the Pew Research Center surveyed 9,220 American adults from 31 August to 7 September 2020. This report outlines the findings.

News use across social media platforms 2017

67% of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media, according to this new survey from the Pew Research Center.

How Americans encounter, recall and act upon digital news

When following links, online news consumers could recall the name of the news outlet 56% of the time. nyone who wants to understand today’s news environment faces a challenge: How to discern the nuances of digital news habits when Americans’ attention spans are fractured, human...

The modern news consumer: news attitudes and practices in the digital era

Wave after wave of digital innovation has introduced a new set of influences on the public’s news habits. Social media, messaging apps, texts and email provide a constant stream of news from people we’re close to as well as total strangers. News stories can now...

News use across social media platforms 2016

As part of an ongoing examination of social media platforms and news, the Pew Research Centre has found that a majority of adults in the United States – 62% or around two thirds – access their news on social media, with 18% doing so often.