Web Topping TV as Primary News Source
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.)