People Relying on Social Media for Political, Election News Are Less Engaged, Less Knowledgeable

Pew Research Center analyzed the results of five survey conducted from last October through June

Just 48% of the social media group understood the Democratic presidential primaries nicoletaionescu/iStock

A total of 18% of adults in the U.S. most commonly get their political and election news from social platforms, and those people are less likely to closely follow major news stories and, by default, less likely to be knowledgeable about these topics, according to a new study from Pew Research Center.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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