Only 34% of young Americans watched any TV news yesterday, according to Pew Research Center’s latest survey. That’s down from 49% in 2006. This is for the 18-29 year-old age group (if you’re 28 or 29, give yourself a high-five for being a youngster…)
The survey identifies problems beyond TV though. For all age groups, 23% of Americans surveyed said they read a print newspaper yesterday, and 17% a print magazine.
What’s happening? More digital consumption, both online and mobile. 34% of Americans said they got news yesterday online, while 17% said they got it via mobile devices, and 19% via social networks (which, of course, can be online and mobile depending on usage).
If you count just smartphone owners, 31% said they got news on their phone yesterday.