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Unformatted text preview: ike, in Part 4 of this report. While people access news on a medley of different platforms during the day, the story of their behavior on the internet is modest. As is the case with the general news ecology, most people do not express loyalty to one primary online news source, nor do they branch out to gather news from a wide array of websites. Most online news consumers (57%) say they use between two and five online news sources and 65% say they do not have a single favorite website for news. These findings are discussed in detail in Part 4 of the report on the internet and news. The number of media platforms a person uses turns out to be a strong indicator of people ’s news -seeking behavior and attitudes about news and it will be used throughout this report as an analytical tool. For purposes of this introductory material, it is useful to note that those who use 4 -6 platforms on any given day are 35% more likely than other Americans to say they follow the news all the time or almost all the time. Who uses multiple platforms? As would be expected, those with the highest educational attainment and annual household incomes are more likely than other adults to use multiple news platforms. Among college graduates, half (52%) get news from at least four news platforms on a typical day. Overall, single platform users tend to be younger, less educated, and have lower household incomes than adults who use multiple news platforms. An individual ’s race/ethnicity is not related to the number of news platforms he or she uses on a regular basis. Pew Internet & American Life Project Understanding the Participatory News Consumer | 16 Among those who rely on just one news platform on a typical day, the internet and local less educated, and have lower household incomes than adults who use multiple news platforms. An individual ’s race/ethnicity is not related to the number of news platforms he or she uses on a regular basis. Among those who rely on just one news platform on a typical day, the internet and local television news are the most popular sources. Slightly more than on...
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