This year for the first time a majority (51%) of Americans surveyed reported using social media as a source of news during the prior week.
Americans are more likely to trust news that they read about in the ewspaper or see on TV than they are to trust what they read online.
Young Americans are ‘less enthusiastic’ about the news than their older counterparts, and are less voracious consumers of news.
Since 2013, the number of people in the US who say they get their news from social media has doubled—46 percent now use social media for news.
TV news and TV debates are still the primary ways in which US internet users research and learn about political candidates prior to elections.
70% of mobile news app users got their news digitally, nearly twice as many as among mobile internet users who had not downloaded a news app.
A June survey from Pew put digital just 16 percentage points behind TV as the source where US news consumers got their news.