67% of USA Adults Get at Least Some of Their News on Social Media

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Facebook Outstrips All Social Media Sites as a Source of News in USA, 2017 | Pew Research Center

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67% of USA adults said they get at least some of their news on social media, with 27% of them doing that sometimes and 20% are doing that so often.

While 66% of USA adults use Facebook, 45% of them get news on this platform, followed by YouTube – which holds 58% of all USA population – with only 18% who use the platform to get news.

Only a few of USA adults get news on other platforms such as Twitter (11%), Instagram (7%), Snapchat (5%), etc.

Facebook Outstrips All Social Media Sites as a Source of News in 2017 | Pew Research Center

Graph Shows the Top Social Media Platforms Used For Getting News in USA in 2017

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Pew Research Center was a research project founded in 1990 by the Times Mirror newspaper company and called the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press. The project conducted regular polls on politics and major policy issues. Today, Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping the world.Pew Research Center conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. The center studies U.S. politics and policy; journalism and media; internet, science and technology; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and trends; and the U.S. social and demographic trends.
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