In addition, Americans are also more likely to prefer getting news on digital platforms over TV, radio or print.
Here’s a particularly drastic example: 65% of respondents said they rarely or never get their news from print, and another 24% say they sometimes get their news from print. That’s a total of 90%, rounded up. By contrast, only 16% said that of digital devices, with another 33% characterizing their news consumption via digital devices as “sometimes.”
If further proof is needed of the eclipse of print media, for news, I’m not sure what it might be.
Within the digital-device realm, there was significant divergence, with news consumption divided among a number of different pathways. Today, news websites and apps are the digital pathways most Americans use to get news, with about one-quarter of U.S. adults (24%) preferring to get their news this way. Just 11% prefer search, 10% prefer to get their news on social media, and 4% say they prefer podcasts.