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Internet Overtakes TV as News Source

Friday, June 30, 2017

Write this one down for the history books. The main source of news for the largest share of the public is now the Internet, supplanting television in 2016 for the first time, according to a “Demo Memo” analysis of the General Social Survey. Here's the trend since 2010.

Percent who say Internet/television is their main source of information about events in the news:

  • 2016: 46% internet versus 37% TV
  • 2014: 35% internet versus 45% TV
  • 2012: 30% internet versus 48% TV
  • 2010: 22% internet versus 49% TV

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In Memoriam Bernard “Burnie” Dolberg 1928-2017

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Builder Confidence Edges Up

Friday, November 17, 2017

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes rose two points to a level of 70 in November on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), the highest score since March, and the second...

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Why Only 11% of Us Are Moving

Friday, November 17, 2017

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