It’s 2011. Rank These Three Sources, in Order of Popularity, as Places Americans Turn to Get Their Political News: the Internet, Newspapers, TV

Mar 17, 2011  •  Post A Comment

So, it’s 2011 and the question on the table is where do Americans turn to get their political news?

Here’s the answer, courtesy the Pew folks as reported by B&C.

The answer, in order of popularity, is No. 1, TV; No. 2, newspapers; and No. 3, the internet.

The story says that 67% of Americans get their campaign news from TV, down slightly from 69% in 2006. Meanwhile, about one-quarter (24%) of Americans got their 2010 election news from the Internet, representing a three-fold increase since 2002, it notes.

Local news programming was the most popular source of TV news, at 33%, while Fox News Channel was the next biggest source at 26%, the story says.

Newspapers are still more popular than Internet news sources, with 27% of U.S. adults noting they get their news from the print publications.

The study comes fropm the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

One Comment

  1. Beware the halo effect, where people claim something that makes them look better than they really are. Also beware the people who write the survey questions, because Pew is not funded by folks who love the internet.

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