Slightly more than 4 in 10 American adults trust the mass media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly.
Many people use another device, primarily a smartphone, while simultaneously watching TV.
Two-thirds (67%) of American adults get news from a social media site such as Facebook or Twitter.
NPR commissioned research to find out why people want smart speakers. Music was unsurprisingly at the top of the reasons why they use these devices.
Smartphones are almost omni-present in US households, reveals Nielsen in a recent report.
There are some key differences in the demographic makeup of each site’s news users. Instagram and Snapchat news consumers are considerably more likely to be nonwhite and younger.
Looking at the population as a whole, Facebook by far still leads every other social media site as a source of news.
Overall, three of the sites measured — Twitter, YouTube and Snapchat — had an increase in the share of their audience that gets news on the site.
For the first time in the Pew Center’s surveys, more than half of Americans ages 50 or older report getting news on social media sites.
As of August 2017, two-thirds of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media – with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.