Social Media News Use Among Americans in 2017

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Social Media News Are More Popular Among Older and Nonwhite Americans in 2017 | Pew Research Center

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Two-thirds (67%) of Americans said that they get at least some of their news on social media – with 2 in 10 doing so often. Older Americans increased their use of social media as a source of news till it reached 55% in 2017 after 45% in 2017. Those who aged under 50, remained more likely than their elders to get news from these sites with 78% unchanged from 2016.

Furthermore, nonwhites are now more likely than whites to get news on social media (74% vs. 64%). Social media usage for news also increased among those with less than a bachelor’s degree (69% vs. 63%).

Social Media News Are More Popular Among Older and Nonwhite Americans in 2017 | Pew Research Center

Graph Shows the Categories of Americans who Use Social Media for News 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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