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Technology has changed how people consume news, as well as the process of gathering it.  Information is now almost instantaneous and available anywhere in the world.  And news has been democratized so that voices outside the mainstream can be heard.

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.

Recent Work

January 6, 2022 Three-in-ten Americans now read e-books

75% of U.S. adults say they have read a book in the past 12 months in any format, a figure that has remained largely unchanged since 2011.

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January 5, 2022 Trust in America: Do Americans trust the news media?

The declining public trust in the news media and polarization of news audiences have profound effects on civic life.

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December 17, 2021 Striking findings from 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year.

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December 14, 2021 How Americans tweet about the news

Here is how the average adult Twitter user in the U.S. tweeted about the news in 2021, as well as how these patterns have changed since 2015.

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December 7, 2021 Global Public Opinion in an Era of Democratic Anxiety

As democratic nations have wrestled with economic, social and geopolitical upheaval in recent years, the future of liberal democracy has come into question. Our international surveys reveal key insights into how citizens think about democratic governance.

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November 22, 2021 The Future of Digital Spaces and Their Role in Democracy

Many experts say public online spaces will significantly improve by 2035 if reformers, big technology firms, governments and activists tackle the problems created by misinformation, disinformation and toxic discourse. Others expect continuing troubles as digital tools and forums are used to exploit people’s frailties, stoke their rage and drive them apart.

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November 15, 2021 News on Twitter: Consumed by Most Users and Trusted by Many

Fully 70% of U.S. adult Twitter news consumers say they have used Twitter to follow live news events, up from 59% who said this in 2015.

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November 15, 2021 The Behaviors and Attitudes of U.S. Adults on Twitter

A minority of Twitter users produce a majority of tweets from U.S. adults, and the most active tweeters are less likely to view the tone or civility of discussions as a major problem on the site.

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