Tag Archives: Pew Research Center

Environmental Protection Sought

Environmental protection sought: A new Pew Research Center report finds a majority of Americans want more government protection for environment and climate, write Cary Funk and Meg Hefferon.

Findings come as Trump administration moves to withdraw from 2016 Paris Climate Accord and weaken environmental protection rules.

 

Digital Dunces

Digital dunces: Pew Research Center finds many American adults fail digital knowledge quiz.

:While a majority of U.S. adults can correctly answer questions about phishing scams or cookies, other items are more challenging,” like two-factor authentication, says Pew.

 

Journalists Engaged In Communities Preferred

Journalists engaged in communities preferred: The Pew Research Center finds urban and rural residents want news from journalists personally engaged in their communities, writes Elizabeth Grieco.

Urban resident say journalists are more likely to cover their areas, and see certain local news topics as important for daily life. They also rely on online sources for local news. Rural dwellers less satisfied.

Public Thinks Local News Thrives

Public thinks local news thrives: Few pay for it, it’s free and TV is top source, writes Laura Hazard Owen, city Pew research.

Seventy-one percent of those surveyed believe their local news outlets are doing very or somewhat well financially, in part because TV is doing better than hard-hit newspapers.

 

Social Media Tops Print As News Source

Social media tops print as news source: For the first time, more Americans get news from social media than print newspapers, says the Pew Research Center.

Overall, television still is the most popular platform for news consumption, writes Elisa Shearer. Age gaps widen in media preferences. Print’s popularity persists among ages 65 and older. Younger Americans are not wed to one platform.