Pew Study: TV Still Top News Source, Radio Declining, Net Up
August 18, 2008 at 6:54 AM (PT)
A biennial news consumption survey by the PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR THE PEOPLE AND THE PRESS shows that television remains the top news source for Americans, but the Internet is gaining, especially among younger users. 46% of news consumers among the "traditionalist" group of older users say they rely on TV for news, although fewer are watching network TV newscasts. 23% of news consumers now fall into what PEW calls the "integrator" group, using a mix of media to get their news.
Overall reliance on radio news has declined from 47% in 1994 to 35% in 2008. The decline is less pronounced than for newspapers, which have declined in use from 58% in 1994 to 34% in 2008.
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