News consumption in the U.S.

Statistics report on news consumption in the U.S.

News consumption in the U.S.

This report has been compiled to provide statistical information about news consumption in the United States. The report looks at popular news sources, consumption habits, trust, and most used brands, as well as giving insights into consumer perspectives on certain topics.

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Brands and leaders

  • Premium Statistic Leading news websites in the U.S. 2023, by monthly visits
  • Premium Statistic Leading social networks used for news in the U.S. 2019-2024
  • Premium Statistic Top cable news networks U.S. 2023, by number of viewers
  • Premium Statistic U.S. cable news programs: number of viewers 2024
  • Basic Statistic Leading daily newspapers in the U.S. 2023, by print circulation


  • Premium Statistic Leading sources for consuming offline news in the U.S. 2024
  • Premium Statistic Social media as a news outlet worldwide 2023
  • Premium Statistic Social media sites frequently used for news U.S. 2020-2023
  • Premium Statistic TV news reach in the United States 2023, by age group
  • Basic Statistic Consumption of news from podcasts in the U.S. 2021-2023, by age group


  • Premium Statistic Perceived objectivity of mass media in the U.S. 2000-2023
  • Basic Statistic Trust in broadcast news organizations in the U.S. 2023
  • Basic Statistic Trust in news shared on social media in the U.S. 2023
  • Premium Statistic News sources trusted for 2024 presidential election news U.S. 2023, by politics

Consumer perspectives

  • Basic Statistic Interest in news in the U.S. 2015-2024
  • Basic Statistic Positives of getting news on social media in the U.S. 2018-2023
  • Basic Statistic Negatives of getting news on social media in the U.S. 2018-2023
  • Premium Statistic Tech company intervention on false news U.S. 2018-2023
  • Premium Statistic Government intervention on false news in the U.S. 2018-2023

Spotlight: local news

  • Basic Statistic Frequency of local news consumption in the U.S. 2023, by source
  • Premium Statistic Platforms used to stream local news in the U.S. 2023, by age group
  • Premium Statistic Ways local journalists can increase trust when reporting on politics U.S. 2023

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