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Millennials Get Their Political News From Facebook

When it comes to where younger Americans get news about politics and government, social media looks to be the local TV of the Millennial generation.
June 17, 2015

Millenials get news from FacebookWhen it comes to where younger Americans get news about politics and government, social media looks to be the local TV of the Millennial generation. About six-in-ten online Millennials (61%) report getting political news on Facebook in a given week, a much larger percentage than turn to any other news source, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. This stands in stark contrast to Internet-using Baby Boomers, for whom local TV tops the list of sources for political news at nearly the same reach (60%).

At the same time, Millennials' relatively low reliance on local TV for political news (37% see news there in a given week) almost mirrors Baby Boomers' comparatively low reliance on Facebook (39%).

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