Study: Radio In Decline As News Source For Hispanic Americans
July 24, 2013 at 4:26 AM (PT)
The latest study from the PEW RESEARCH CENTER looks at how Latinos in AMERICA get their news, and the main headline is that an increasing number of Hispanic adults say they get least some of their news in English -- 82% in 2012, up from 78% in 2006.
Half say they get their news in both languages (down from 57%). The percentage of Hispanic adults getting all of their news in English rose from 22% to 32%, while the percentage getting their news entirely in Spanish declined from 22% to 18%,
Television is the dominant news source for Latino adults -- 86% get their news from TV on a typical weekday -- far outpacing radio (56%), the Internet (56%), or newspapers (42%). Radio news usage dropped from 64% in 2006 to 56% in 2012.
Among radio users, 27% get their news from only Spanish-language stations, 41% use only English-language stations, and 32% use both.