The gap between the share of Americans who get news online and those who do so on television is narrowing.
Currently, 43% of Americans report often getting news online, just 7 percentage points lower than the 50% who often get news on television, according to a Pew Research Center survey.
This gap between the two news platforms was 19 points in early 2016, more than twice as large.
The share of Americans who often get news from TV – whether from local TV news, nightly network TV news or cable news – is down from 57% in early 2016. At the same time, the portion of Americans often getting news online, either from news websites/apps or social media, grew from 38% in early 2016 to 43% today.