Brain World Bits: Where and How Often Do Americans Get Their News?

(Editor’s note: This infographic is from the Spring 2018 issue of Brain World magazine. If you enjoyed this article, please support us with a print or digital subscription!)

Two-thirds of U.S. adults now receive their news from social media, with 1 in 5 American adults doing so often, according to a September 2017 report from the Pew Research Center. Nearly half of all Americans get their news from Facebook, where its influence on the recent U.S. presidential election, and the fidelity of the information presented on that platform, remains a hot topic as we approach the midterm elections. Let’s examine how the new medium of social media compares to its predecessors, and dig deeper into the news habits of Americans who use social media platforms to get their news.

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