Half of Adult Twitter Users Follow News Through Social Media Platform

Typically on mobile devices


About half of all adult Twitter users in the United States said they get news through the social media platform, mainly on mobile devices, according to a new survey.

The report by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation was released on Monday. The results are based on a the survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults including Twitter and Facebook users.

Twitter users who consume news on the platform - defined as information about events and issues that involve more than just family or friends - represent only 8 percent of the U.S. adult population.