Pew Research Center published two fact sheets related to news consumption in the U.S. Tuesday: One related to social media and the other to news platforms.
Both analyses are based on a survey of 12,147 U.S. adults conducted between July 18 and Aug. 21.
The think tank found that one-half of respondents at least sometimes get news from social media, and Facebook topped the 11 platforms in Pew’s survey, with 31% of Americans getting news there regularly.
Facebook was followed by: YouTube (25%), Twitter (14%), Instagram (13%), TikTok (10%), Reddit (8%), LinkedIn (4%), Snapchat (4%), Nextdoor (4%), WhatsApp (3%) and Twitch (1%).
Pew pointed out that some platforms see a greater portion of their users turning to them for news, despite smaller total audiences, noting that while 27% of adults in the U.S. use Twitter, 53% of those people go to the site for news regularly, whereas 31% of respondents use LinkedIn but just 13% regularly get news from the professional network.