Social Media and the News Fact Sheet
Half of U.S. adults get news at least sometimes from social media
With social media playing a crucial role in news consumption, digital news has become an important part of Americans’ news media diets. Today, half of U.S. adults get news at least sometimes from social media.
When it comes to where Americans regularly get news on social media, Facebook outpaces all other social media sites. Roughly a third of U.S. adults (31%) say they regularly get news from Facebook.
A quarter of U.S. adults regularly get news from YouTube, while smaller shares get news from Twitter, Instagram, TikTok or Reddit. Fewer Americans regularly get news from LinkedIn, Snapchat, Nextdoor, WhatsApp or Twitch.
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