Study: Nearly 1/3 of Americans Get News From Facebook

by Christopher Freeburn | November 18, 2013 11:04 am

facebook screen 630[1]With people spending more and more time tending to their social media presence, it’s not surprising to learn that a growing number learn about news events through those platforms[2].

According to data released by the Pew Research Center, 64% of American adults use Facebook (FB[3]) each month. Half of those users — 30% of Americans —  consider the social media website to be a news source, TechCrunch notes.

By contrast, only 8% of adults in the U.S. see Twitter (TWTR[4]) as a news outlet, while 10% turn to Google’s (GOOG[5]) YouTube to get news.

LinkedIn (LNKD[6]) is considered a news source by just 3% of American adults, which may be why the social networking website its looking to add more news content[7].

The Pew study found that Facebook is the most used social media platform among U.S. adults, followed by YouTube (51%), LinkedIn (19%), Twitter (16%), Pinterest (15%) and Google Plus (14%).

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