According to a new study produced by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, the public’s top two sources of news remain television and the internet. Two-thirds of Americans (66%) say television is where they get most of their news and information, while 43% say they turn to the internet. About three-in-ten Americans (31%) say they get most of their news from newspapers. Radio was a distant fourth (19%).
Among those younger than 30, the internet far surpasses television as the main source for news (65% vs. 51%). While those 65 and older are only age group in which more cite newspapers (49%) than the internet (15%) as a main news and information source.