33% Say Internet Good for American Culture
Americans Still See Local Newspaper Reporting As a Bit More Reliable Than Internet Sources
Just 27% Regularly Buy Print Version of Newspapers
National Survey of
Conducted May 12-13, 2011
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How often do you buy a print version of your local newspaper – rarely or never, once a week or less, several times a week, every day or nearly every day?
2* Which do you prefer—reading a printed version of the
newspaper or reading an online version of the newspaper?
3* How often do you go online and use the Internet- rarely or never, once a week or less, several times a week, every day or nearly every day?
4* How reliable is the reporting from your local newspaper?
5* How reliable in the reporting from Internet news sources?
6* If many newspapers go out of business, how confident are you that online and other news sources will make up the difference and report on things that people want to know about?
7* Has the Internet’s impact on journalism been good for the nation, bad for the nation or neither?
8* Has the Internet’s impact on American culture been good for the nation, bad for the nation or neither?
9* Has the Internet’s impact on American politics been good for the nation, bad for the nation or neither?
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence