WASHINGTON — A new study shows Americans still follow the news, even as more social media, electronic entertainment and YouTube videos pull at their time.
The in-depth survey by the Media Insight Project finds that most people say it’s easier to keep up with the news than it was just five years ago. Cellphones and tablet computers help people check headlines throughout the day. Young adults are especially likely to follow up quickly when they hear about breaking news.
Older generations are more likely to hear or see news daily. But a majority of people under 30 say they are daily news consumers, too.
The study was an initiative of the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and the American Press Institute.