A new, two-part survey by Pew Research Center, conducted in early 2016 in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, reveals a public that is cautious as it moves into this more complex news environment and discerning in its evaluation of available news sources.
To be sure, news remains an important part of public life. More than seven-in-ten U.S. adults follow national and local news somewhat or very closely – 65% follow international news with the same regularity. Fully 81% of Americans get at least some of this news through websites, apps or social networking sites. And, this digital news intake is increasingly mobile. Among those who get news both on desktop computers and mobile devices, more than half prefer mobile.
View the full analysis of the 2016 report at http://www.journalism.org/2016/07/07/the-modern-news-consumer/.
Download the detailed report at http://www.journalism.org/files/2016/07/PJ_2016.07.07_Modern-News-Consumer_FINAL.pdf