March 18: News from social media sites

Just over half of American adults say they get news from social sites often or sometimes.

Source: Pew Research Center
Published: January 2021

News from social media sites

As social media use continues to expand, users are increasingly relying on their social media sites for news. About half (53%) of American adults say they get news from social sites often or sometimes.

Twitter stands out among social media outlets, as 59% of users report regularly getting their news on the site.

Social media site & % of each social site’s users who regularly get news on the site

1. Twitter: 59%
2. Facebook: 54%
3. Reddit: 42%
4. YouTube: 32%
5. Instagram: 28%
6. TikTok: 22%
7. Snapchat: 19%
8. LinkedIn: 15%
9. WhatsApp: 13%
10. Twitch: 11%

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