Monday, December 29, 2008

Internet is #2 news source

A tip of the hat to the Legislative Reference Bureau's blog, First Reading. In a recent post, they link to a press release from the Pew Research Center announcing that the internet has overtaken newspapers as a source of news for the American public.

Television: 70% of Americans receive their news from television, but that number is dropping, down from 74% a year ago.

Internet: 40% of Americans receive their news from the internet, and that number is rising significantly, up from only 24% in 2007.

Newspapers: 35% of Americans receive their news from newspapers, a number that is more or less static, slightly up from 34% in 2007.

Not surprisingly, if you break the numbers down by age, television and the internet are tied at 59% for Americans between the ages of 18-29.

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