If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.

 

More Americans Are Streaming TV and Movies Now

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Americans still watch a lot of television, but they’re doing more of it through streaming services these days.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 56% of American Adults say, in a typical week, they watch television every day or nearly every day. That’s pretty much unchanged from 2016,  but has been on the rise from 52% since 2013.

One-in-five (21%) watch TV several times a week, while five percent (5%) watch at least once a week. Seventeen percent (17%) say they watch TV only occasionally or less, including seven percent (7%) who rarely or never watch television. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 4-5, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

OR

Become a member and get full access to all articles and polls starting at $4.95/month.

Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.

We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.

Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.

To learn more about our methodology, click here.