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US adults under 30 now trust information from social media almost as much as from national news outlets

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The share of adults under 30 who express at least some trust in information from social media is at its highest level. Image: Unsplash/camstejim

Jacob Liedke
Research assistant focusing on journalism and media, Pew Research
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Graphs showing the percentage of U.S. adults who say they have trust in the information they get from different platforms
Half of 18- to 29-year-olds in the United States say they have some or a lot of trust in the information they get from social media sites. Image: Pew Research Center

Graphs showing the percentage of U.S. adults who say they have trust in the information they get from on different platforms
71% of US adults trust local news organizations. Image: Pew Research Center

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