58% of US respondents read a newspaper, while 57% visited a social networking or blogging site.
Traditional media and online search engines are the most trusted general news information sources around the world, trusted by 58% of citizens.
42% of US smart phone owners and 40% of tablet owners considered their laptop or desktop computers their primary news source.
More than half of internet users surveyed said they watched news clips online—45% watched short video clips, 19% live-streamed video, and 14% viewed full online news shows.
48% of online shoppers said they trusted content from brand websites.
The leader, by sheer size of audience, may be a surprise to hard-news junkies: the Mail Online, the web outlet of the London-based Daily Mail.
Pew found that getting the news was the No. 2 activity conducted on tablets both on a daily and weekly basis, not far behind email.
62% of American adults say they are afraid of missing something (e.g., news, an important event or status update) if they do not keep an eye on their social networks.
63.3% of public radio listeners said that a main reason for listening to AM/FM radio is to stay informed about the news.
Search results influence consumers’ perceptions about a company, according to 81% of the respondents worldwide in a November 2011 study.