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1 in 4 U.S. Adults Get Their News From Multiple Social Media Sites

December 1, 2017


According to Pew Research Center, over a quarter (26 percent) of all U.S. adults turn to two or more social networking sites to stay informed, a major leap from 18 percent in 2016 and 15 percent in 2013.

In determining which social media sites Americans prefer, Pew discovered many idiosyncrasies. For instance, 73 percent of Snapchat users, 68 percent of Instagram users and 57 percent of LinkedIn users visit three or more sites to get their news, while only 38 percent of Redditors do the same. And while just 1 percent of WhatsApp users rely exclusively on that platform for the news, half of all Facebook users surveyed only look at Facebook to read the news.

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