44 Percent of U.S. Adults Get News Via Facebook (Study)

A total of 62 percent of adults in the U.S. get news via social networks, and 64 percent of those who do usually get their news from just one social network, usually Facebook.


A total of 62 percent of adults in the U.S. get news via social networks, and 64 percent of those who do usually get their news from just one social network, usually Facebook.

Pew Research Center and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation released the results of their latest survey, and other findings included:

  • 18 percent of U.S. adults access news via social networks often.
  • 70 percent of Reddit users get news from that platform, and that also goes for 66 percent of Facebook users and 59 percent of Twitter users.
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