Numbers to know

Lucas Misera


Percent of Americans using social media for news

According to a Pew Research Center analysis, approximately 67 percent of Americans “get at least some of their news on social media.” The same study reports that nearly 78 percent of Americans under age 50 rely on social media for news intake.


143 million

Number of Equifax customers affected by data breach

Credit reporting agency Equifax announced last week that nearly 143 million customers may have had sensitive information stolen in a large-scale security breach. The hack included information from social security numbers to addresses.