Instagram has grown in popularity since its launch 10 years ago this month. Here are eight key takeaways from our research into the platform.
PewResearch FactTankJust 6% of U.S. adults say they trust Instagram as a place to get political and election news, with 42% saying they distrust it for such information, according to our fall 2019 survey. Americans have more distrust than trust in all platforms asked about. pewrsr.ch/2Trq6yhpic.twitter.com/pXX84uPJNX
A median of 75% across 14 surveyed countries say they have confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
PewResearch FactTankAs Angela Merkel enters the home stretch of her nearly 15-year tenure, more people express confidence in the German chancellor than any other world leader asked about in our recent 14-country survey.
Americans give their country comparatively low marks for its handling of the pandemic – and people in other nations tend to agree.
PewResearch FactTank52% of Americans say the U.S. has done a bad job responding to the pandemic, while 47% say the response has been good. People in most of the 13 other nations surveyed this summer are more likely to see their country’s response positively than negatively. pewrsr.ch/3mDeSUtpic.twitter.com/3pFm8M70ax
There’s a 14-point gap between the shares of White and Black adults in the U.S. who say they have a great deal of confidence in scientists.
PewResearch FactTankThe gap between Black and White adults in confidence in scientists is larger (14 points) than for any other group or institution rated, including the military, religious leaders and business leaders.