Print newspapers and radio are still slipping as sources but U.S. adults are spending more time with news these days when the internet and traditional platforms are combined. The amount of time spent on traditional platforms hasn’t shifted from 57 minutes a day since 2000. Add 13 minutes for internet access and U.S. adults are spending 70 minutes a day on news, according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press — and that doesn’t include mobile access or other devices. Pew says it is one of the highest amounts since the mid-1990.
Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center