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Web Topping TV as Primary News Source

A recent study has found that Americans are increasingly relying on the internet as their primary source of news, with young people especially relying on the net ahead of mainstream television.

According to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 41% of Americans claim that the internet is their primary source for news. In a pool of 1,500 people who were surveyed, 66% said that television was still their primary news source, a drop from the 70% who said so in 2009 and the 74% who said so in 2007.

Newspapers have also been on the decline as a source of news for Americans and 2010 marked the first year that the web surpassed TV amongst people under the age of 30.

In that particular age band, 65% claimed that the internet was their main source of information, versus 52% who said TV

(Percentages may add up to more than 100% as participants could provide two answers for the question.)

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