Roughly 60 percent of Millennials report getting their political news on Facebook in a given week, while nearly the same portion of internet-using Baby Boomers turn to local television for their political news, according to a report by the Pew Research Center. The MacArthur-supported report analyzes political news habits across the Millennial, Generation X, and Baby Boomer generations. It finds that Millennials express less interest in politics overall and across all three generations, Twitter is a far less common source for political news than Facebook.
Strengthening American Democracy
Conducting a time-limited exploration of ways to strengthen democracy in the U.S., given our perception that the political system has failed to adequately address major issues confronting the nation – from climate change to health care, from our fiscal future to the criminal justice system, from immigration to education.