The Pew Research Center in 2016 found Americans got their news largely like this:
- 57% TV (Local & Cable)
- 38% Online
- On-line Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube …
- On-line Professional Writing: New sites, Blogs, many YouTube,
- 25% Radio
- 20% Printed Newspapers
The Pew Research Center, in 2017, found 67% get at least some news on social media. These include Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat (these are the top growing three) followed by Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, Tublr etc… Of these, only 1 in 4 get their news from multiple social media sites — most stick to their favorite. Meanwhile, use of social media by those over 50, Nonwhite and less education is rising.
Question to readers: Where do you get your news?
As for me, it is on-line and radio. No TV.
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