This year for the first time a majority (51%) of Americans surveyed reported using social media as a source of news during the prior week.
This infographic by Visual Capitalist illustrates Amazon owner Jeff Bezos’ vast business empire.
Americans are more likely to trust news that they read about in the ewspaper or see on TV than they are to trust what they read online.
When it comes to rating the honest and ethical standards of people in various professions, American adults rate medical professionals highly.
Listeners make their decisions to commit to a podcast in those crucial opening moments. A mediocre episode with a good intro will almost always perform better than a great episode with a poor intro.
There is a sharp drop off in newscast listening when a cast exceeds five minutes.
Some Americans say they have contributed directly to the distribution of fake news by sharing it themselves.
Nearly one-in-three U.S. adults (32%) say they often see fake political news online, while 39% sometimes see such stories and 26% hardly ever or never do.
Though they sense these stories are spreading confusion, Americans express a fair amount of confidence in their own ability to detect fake news.
64% of U.S. adults say fabricated news stories cause a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current issues and events.