More Research

offensive comments

How the Public Views Deletion of Offensive Comment...

June 16, 2021

The Center for Media Engagement teamed up with researchers in three countries to examine how the public perceives comment deletion and the moderators who do it. Read More
How the Public Views Deletion of Offensive Comments
contentious issues

What Americans Know and Don’t Know about Con...

May 20, 2021

We asked adults about a range of hot-button issues to find out how much the American public knows about contentious political issues. Read More
What Americans Know and Don’t Know about Contentious Issues

A Tool for Racial Equality or Cancel Culture?

April 26, 2021

Should Yelp be in the business of branding businesses as racist? Read More
A Tool for Racial Equality or Cancel Culture?

Journalist Engagement in Facebook Comments: Try Ac...

March 24, 2021

We tested journalist responses to Facebook comments on news stories in order to find out which responses led to more positive perceptions regarding the news outlets and its comment moderation.…
Journalist Engagement in Facebook Comments: Try Acknowledging Commenters’ Emotions

What Americans Know and Don’t Know about Fac...

March 3, 2021

The Center for Media Engagement asked American adults to answer questions about how platforms like Facebook and Google operate. The answers we received revealed important gaps in what the American…
What Americans Know and Don’t Know about Facebook and Google

Disclosures of NYPD Surveillance Technologies Rais...

February 23, 2021

The disclosures by NYPD – the first required by the POST Act – raise substantial questions about how police in New York acquire and maintain data across dozens of surveillance…
Disclosures of NYPD Surveillance Technologies Raise More Questions Than Answers

How to Signal Trust in a Google Search

January 27, 2021

The Center for Media Engagement tested several versions of a Knowledge Panel — a search sidebar that provided information about a news outlet — to see which elements affected trust.…
How to Signal Trust in a Google Search

Strengthening Science Engagement Fellowships throu...

June 23, 2020

This report describes the important role science engagement fellowships can have in closing the gaps between scientists’ interest in communicating with a broader public and their ability to do so.…
Strengthening Science Engagement Fellowships through New Connections and Inclusion

Quiz Creator

Our research shows that online quizzes are enjoyable, help people learn, and encourage people to spend more time on a web page. Using our quiz creator, you can make interactive, embeddable quizzes that are proven to increase engagement online. Get started to make a quiz in three easy steps and add it to your site.

proven web graphic
trusted web graphic
engaging buttons plugin

Engaging Buttons

It’s easy to click “Like” on a heartwarming story about a local hero. But what about a fair, but counter-attitudinal, post in a comment section? Our research shows that people are more likely to click “Respect” than “Like” in comment sections, and are significantly more likely to click “Respect” when the view expressed differs from their own.