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Two-thirds of adults in America get news from social media

About 67 per cent of American adults somewhat rely on social media platforms

Angela Moon | Reuters 

About two-thirds of American adults are getting “at least some of their news on social media” with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a Pew Research Centre survey this week. About 67 per cent of American adults somewhat rely on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat for news, the survey showed, compared with 62 per cent in 2016. For the first time in the Centre’s surveys, the research also found that 55 per cent of Americans adults over 50 were consuming news on social media sites, up from 45 per cent in 2016. “While ...

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First Published: Sat, September 09 2017. 21:37 IST
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