Nearly a third of U.S. adults regularly get their news from Facebook, while 22 percent draw on YouTube for news. But many social media users do not rely on social media for news on a regular basis.

Source: Mason Walker and Katerina Eva Matsa, “News Consumption Across Social Media in 2021,” Pew Research Center, Sept. 20, 2021, https://tinyurl.com/3krsyewn

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Social Media Site Percentage Who Use the Site Percentage Who Regularly Get News from Site
Facebook 66% 31%
YouTube 72% 22%
Twitter 23% 13%
Instagram 41% 11%
Reddit 17% 7%
TikTok 21% 6%

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