Saturday, January 05, 2019

Pew Research report on USA consumption of news

In December 2018 Pew Research Center published a report with results of research into the preferred mode of consuming news (of people in the USA). "Overall, 47% of Americans prefer watching the news rather than reading or listening to it. That is unchanged from 46% in 2016 and outpaces the 34% who prefer to read the news and 19% who prefer to listen to it – both of which also remain on par with 2016 figures." "Television continues to rank first as the preferred platform. Just over four-in-ten U.S. adults (44%) prefer TV, compared with about a third (34%) who prefer the web, 14% who prefer radio and 7% who prefer print. The only meaningful shifts since 2016 are a small increase in online and decrease in print news consumption." "Adults younger than 50 are more likely than those ages 50 and older to prefer the internet as the platform for getting news, regardless of which format (reading, watching or listening) they enjoy most." Full information at
Photo by Sheila Webber: festive/non-festive doors of South London, December 2018

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