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40% Say Internet Best Way to Get News, 37% Say TV

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

More Americans turn to the world wide web to get their news nowadays, but nearly as many still think television news is the most reliable news source available.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 40% of American Adults think the Internet is the best way to get news and information in today’s world. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say television is best. Just nine percent (9%) believe the radio is the best way to get news and information, and even fewer (7%) still go with print newspapers. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults nationwide was conducted on September 12-13, 2012 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.

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