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Penetration of news usage among social network users in the United States as of August 2018, by platform
News usage among social network users in the U.S. 2018, by platform
The graph shows data in the penetration of news usage among social network users in the United States as of August 2018, broken down by platform. During the survey, 30 percent of LinkedIn users stated they got news on that site, compared to 73 percent of Reddit users who said the same. Despite Facebook being the most popular social media platform for news among internet users overall, Twitter had more users focused on news, with 71 percent of Twitter users also getting their news there compared to 67 percent of Facebook users.
Penetration of news usage among social network users in the United States as of August 2018, by platform
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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 30 to August 12, 2018

Number of respondents

4,581 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

sample consists of users of given social media sites who get news there

Method of interview

Online panel

News usage among social network users in the U.S. 2018, by platform
The graph shows data in the penetration of news usage among social network users in the United States as of August 2018, broken down by platform. During the survey, 30 percent of LinkedIn users stated they got news on that site, compared to 73 percent of Reddit users who said the same. Despite Facebook being the most popular social media platform for news among internet users overall, Twitter had more users focused on news, with 71 percent of Twitter users also getting their news there compared to 67 percent of Facebook users.
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