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