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Twitter News Consumers: Young, Mobile and Educated

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A growing sect of young, mobile and highly educated Americans are getting their news from Twitter.

A Pew Research Center study finds that nearly half (45 percent) of Twitter news consumers are between the ages of 18 and 29 years old. They are also more educated than Facebook news consumers and the general U.S. population, with 40 percent of Twitter news readers having at least a bachelor’s degree.

Nearly one-in-ten American adults (8 percent) get their news through Twitter and 16 percent use it generally, the collaborative report with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation research found. The report is based on a survey of more than 5,000 U.S. adults, including 3,268 Facebook users and 736 Twitter users.

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