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Gen Z news consumption sources in the U.S. 2020

A survey conducted in March 2020 found that Gen Z most frequently get their news from social media, with 61 percent of respondents reporting they use social media daily as their news source. There was a general preference for online news sources rather than offline outlets among Gen Z, although a fifth of those surveyed also use radio as a daily news source. By comparison only six percent said that they would read newspapers every day, and 52 percent of Gen Zers reported that they never read newspapers for news.

Frequency of using selected news sources among Generation Z in the United States as of March 2020

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Release date

March 2020


United States

Survey time period

March 19 to 21, 2020

Number of respondents

252 respondents

Age group


Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Question: How often do you turn to the following sources for news?

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