Overall News Consumption

In the first figure, we tally the average time spent watching news and non-news on four different mediums: TV, Desktop, Mobile(phone) and Mobile(tablet).

TV vs Online Consumption

Age group

Minutes per person per day spent with news and other categories of content on TV, desktop, and mobile browsing. *Local TV News is not included.

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The Social Media category under Desktop and Tablet is composed of the following platforms: Facebook, Reddit, YouTube, and X/Twitter.

Entertainment encompasses leisure activities like watching reality shows and game apps, while Lifestyle covers health, productivity, and learning content such as cooking shows and language apps.

Fake News refers to overtly fake sites as well as sites that have been considered hyper-partisan and misleading in the literature, such as Infowars and the National Enquirer.