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News usage among social network users in the U.S. 2018, by platform

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.
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Penetration of news usage among social network users in the United States as of August 2018, by platform

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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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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
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