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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.


Click here for full report, data breakdown and methodology.


Key Takeaways:


Preferred news sources:

  1. CNN
  2. New York Times
  3. 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.









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