Television news may be losing its hold on the next generation of news consumers, reports Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
Currently, 55% say they watched the news or a news program on television yesterday, little changed from recent years. But there are signs this may also change. Only about a third (34%) of those younger than 30 say they watched TV news yesterday; in 2006, nearly half of young people (49%) said they watched TV news the prior day.
* The overall share of Americans saying they regularly watch local TV news has slipped from 54% in 2006 to 48% today.
* Just 23% say they read a print newspaper yesterday, down only slightly since 2010 (26%), but off by about half since 2000 (47%).
* 17% say they got news on a mobile device yesterday.
* 19% saw news or news headlines on social networking sites yesterday, up from 9% two years ago.
* 13% use Twitter or read Twitter messages vs. 54% who use other social networking sites, such as Facebook, Google Plus or LinkedIn.