College Reaction Polling conducted a survey on news consumption habits among the college demographic.
Overview: An online survey of 3,268 college students was conducted using College Reaction’s national polling infrastructure from July 17th to August 21st. College Reaction implements a custom randomization approach to offer all members of a college's population an equal opportunity to be surveyed. Samples are aimed to represent the US college student population.
Preferred news sources
• New York Times
• Fox News
Trust in news media
• 46% trust, 37% don't trust, 17% can't decide.
Preferred Device to access news
• 80% cell phone
Monthly news budget
• 73% wouldn't pay anything.
• 22% would pay up to $5.
• 5% would pay up to $50.
Preferred platform to access news
• 58% use social media.
• 17% receive text updates.
• 10% visit the web site directly.