The difference between how millennials and baby boomers consume news, in one chart

How you stay informed on what’s happening in the world probably depends on your age.

That may not be a surprise, but a recent survey from the Reuters Institute puts the discrepancy in perspective: Digital outlets serve as the main source of news for the majority of those under 35, including 64% of those between the ages of 18 and 24. Meanwhile, TV still reigns supreme for 51% of those over 55.

Those in the middle have more of a mix, but this chart from Statista shows a clear trend: The older you are, the more likely you rely on traditional sources. If you grew up with the internet, you probably use the internet.

Whatever the case, the survey also seems to confirm that print media and radio are just less essential.


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