A small but growing share of U.S. adults say they regularly get news on TikTok. This is in contrast with many other social media sites, where news consumption has either declined or stayed about the same in recent years.
In just three years, the share of U.S. adults who say they regularly get news from TikTok has more than quadrupled, from 3% in 2020 to 14% in 2023.
TikTok, primarily known for short-form video sharing, has become especially popular among teens – two-thirds of whom report ever using the platform – as well as young adults.
32% of U.S. adults ages 18 to 29 say they regularly get news on TikTok, a higher share than in years before. This compares with 15% of those ages 30 to 49, 7% of those 50 to 64 and just 3% of those 65 and older. Dive into our findings: https://t.co/RqAYRRyLKw pic.twitter.com/iKXMTpqL0A— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) November 16, 2023
Some social media sites stand out for having high shares of users who regularly go to the site for news: 43% of TikTok users regularly go to the platform to get their news, up from 22% in 2020. Dive into our state of the news media fact sheet: https://t.co/b4E6Hk3gAu pic.twitter.com/ov19U3v924— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) November 17, 2023