Pew: 61 percent of Millennials get their political news from Facebook

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows that Facebook is the main source of political news for Millennials, as well as Gen Xers. There’s an inverse for Baby Boomers: Millennials are less reliant on local TV for political news than Baby Boomers are, with 37 percent of Millennials seeing news there in any given week as compared to 60 percent of Baby Boomers. And while 61 percent of Millennials get political news from Facebook in any given week, just 39 percent of Baby Boomers got political news from Facebook.