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The Least Informed Americans Get Their News From Social Media
« on: August 02, 2020, 12:47:25 PM »
Who Are The Least Informed Americans? Those Who Get Their News From Social Media
https://www.ibtimes.com/who-are-least-informed-americans-those-who-get-their-news-social-media-3019843

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Re: The Least Informed Americans Get Their News From Social Media
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 09:55:43 PM »
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Only 17% of those who get their news from social media were able to correctly answer questions related to politics, compared with 45% of those who obtained their news from news websites. Only those who get their political news from local television (10%) scored lower.

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Re: The Least Informed Americans Get Their News From Social Media
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 10:16:58 AM »
Demographically, U.S. adults who rely most on social media for news tend to be younger, are less likely to be white and have lower levels of education than those who mainly use several other platforms.

https://www.journalism.org/2020/07/30/americans-who-mainly-get-their-news-on-social-media-are-less-engaged-less-knowledgeable/
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Re: The Least Informed Americans Get Their News From Social Media
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 02:47:40 PM »
What about the finding regarding local television? I would guess that audience to skew older and whiter, but not necessarily more educated. I couldn't guess about that.